WX INFO
Lesson 1
Chapters 1 & 2
Lesson 2
Chapter 3 & Instrument Supplement
Lesson 3
Weather Maps
Lesson 4
Chapter 4
Lesson 5
Chapter 5
Lesson 6
Chapter 6
Lesson 7
Chapter 7
Lesson 8
Chapter 8
Lesson 9
Chapter 9
Lesson 10
Chapter 10
Lesson 11
Wind Shear and Turbulence
Lesson 12
Icing
Lesson 13
Visibility
Lesson 14
Case Study/Self-Briefing
Lesson 15
Case Study/Self-Briefing
Lesson 16
Case Study/Self-Briefing

LESSON 4: WINDS

Objectives

The motion of air is important for flight and for weather. It is therefore crucial that you understand the forces that make the air move. The book provides a good discussion on these forces. It is also important that you learn how to read an upper-air weather. This lesson will introduce you to the upper-air maps. We will have lots more to say about them later. So, the major objectives are:
  1. Understand the fundamental forces that drive the winds.
  2. Learn to read upper air maps.

Reading Assignment: Chapter 4, there is also extensive background material

Background

Practice

Assignment

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