Tom Gorski | Aviation Weather, Pt. 1 (AC 00-6A)

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Aviation Weather, Pt. 1 (AC 00-6A)

by Tom Gorski

AVIATION WEATHER is a timeless reference work composed in two parts. Part 1 explains weather facts every pilot should know. Part 2 contains topics of special interest, discussing high altitude, Arctic, tropical, and soaring weather.
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1. The Earth's Atmosphere
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2. Temperature
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3. Atmospheric Pressure and Altimetry
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4. Wind
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5. Moisture Cloud Formation and Precipitation
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6. Stable and Unstable Air
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7. Clouds
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8. Airmasses and Fronts
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9. Turbulence
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10. Icing
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11. Thunderstorms
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12. Common IFR Producers
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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AVIATION WEATHER. Of the most fascinating publications in my aviation library. This book helped me get to know the clouds, learn about the creation and modification of weather, and how "The Weather Machine" works. This fabulous book with it's funny 3-color palette illustrations prepared me with what I need to know, to fly safely.

Because I loved it so much, I created an MP3 version in the summer of 2016. While the original manuscript may be dated, the laws of nature have not changed. Climate science continues today just as when this book was first published. There is something however, special in this book. Maybe the way it was written?

Aviation Weather MP3 is in two parts. Part I explains weather facts every pilot should know. Part II contains topics of special interest, such as high altitude, Arctic, tropical, and soaring weather.

Aviation Weather was published jointly by the FAA and the National Weather Service. The publication began in 1943 as CAA Bulletin No. 25, "Meteorology for Pilots," which at the time contained weather knowledge considered essential for most pilots. Over time, as aircraft flew farther, faster, and higher and as meteorological knowledge grew, the bulletin became obsolete. It was revised in 1954 as "Pilots' Weather Handbook" and again in 1965 under its present title.

All these former editions suffered from one common problem. They dealt in part with weather services which change continually in keeping with current techniques and service demands. Therefore, each edition became somewhat outdated almost as soon as published; and its obsolescence grew throughout the period it remained in print. To alleviate this problem, the new authors have completely rewritten this edition streamlining it into a clear, concise, and readable book and omitting all reference to specific weather services. Throughout the book, each aspect of weather as it relates to aircraft operation and flight safety are discussed. Thus, the text will remain valid and adequate for many years.

C. Hugh Snyder, National Weather Service Coordinator and Training Consultant at the FAA Academy, directed the preparation of Aviation Weather. He and his assistant, John W. Zimmerman, Jr., did much of the writing and edited the final manuscripts. Recognition is given to these meteorologists on the National Weather Service Coordinator's staff who helped write the original manuscript, and organize the contents.

I sincerely believe you will enjoy listening to this book and at the same time increase your flying safety and economy and, above all, enhance the pleasure and satisfaction of using today's most modem transportation.

CHAPTER INFORMATION

AVIATION WEATHER PART I WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEATHER

CHAPTER 1 THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
Composition
Vertical Structure
The Standard Atmosphere
Density and Hypoxia

CHAPTER 2 TEMPERATURE
Temperature Scales
Heat and Temperature
Temperature Variations
In Closing

CHAPTER 3 ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AND ALTIMETRY
Atmospheric Pressure
Altimetry
In Closing

CHAPTER 4 WIND
Convection
Pressure Gradient Force
Coriolis Force
The General Circulation
Friction
The Jet Stream
Local and Small Scale Winds
Wind Shear
Wind, Pressure Systems, and Weather

CHAPTER 5 MOISTURE CLOUD FORMATION AND PRECIPITATION
Water vapor
Change of State
Cloud Formation
Precipitation
Land and Water Effects
In Closing

CHAPTER 6 STABLE AND UNSTABLE AIR
Changes Within Upward and Downward Moving Air
Stability and Instability
What Does It All Mean?


CHAPTER 7 CLOUDS
Identification
Signposts in the sky

CHAPTER 8 AIRMASSES AND FRONTS
Air Masses
Fronts
Fronts and Flight Planning

CHAPTER 9 TURBULENCE
Convective Currents
Obstructions to Wind Flow
Windshear
Wake Turbulence
In Closing

CHAPTER 10 ICING
Structural Icing
Induction System Icing
Instrument Icing
Icing and Cloud Types
Other Factors in Icing
Ground Icing
Frost
In Closing

CHAPTER 11 THUNDERSTORMS
Where and when?
They Don't Just Happen
The Inside Story
Rough and Rougher
Hazards
Thunderstorms and Radar
Do's and Don'ts of Thunderstorm Flying

CHAPTER 12 COMMON IFR PRODUCERS
Fog
Low Stratus Clouds
Haze and Smoke
Blowing Restrictions to Visibility
Precipitation
Obscured or Partially Obscured Sky
In Closing

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