METEOROLOGY PART IV – PRESSURE SYSTEMS AND AIR MASS WEATHER
Learn what is a pressure system, an air mass and how these systems work in the atmosphere and their impacts on Aviation.
Course content pursuant to ICAO Annex 1 / Chap.4 / 18.104.22.168 and ICAO Annex 6 / Chap.4 / 4.6.
This lesson will integrate the previous concepts learned at a larger scale by introducting the pressure systems and air masses around the globe. You will be able to understand the fundamentals of weather, and even be able to make your own forecasts.
Module sub-parts and themes:
_Pressure gradient force and isobars
_Low level systems: small scale and large scale
_Tropical revolving storms
_The Equatorial low pressure belt
_The Polar Front: formation and regional influence
_Frontal weather systems: warm front and cold front
_Ridges, troughs and cols of pressure
_Jet Streams: anatomy, mechanisms and location
_Main fronts around the Globe
You must follow the module in the imposed order.
At the end, a quiz is proposed in order to evaluate your knowledge level. Afterwards, you will be able to come back to the lesson you’ve learned.
This course will take 25 mn.