ASA Aviation Weather
ASA Aviation Weather FAA AC 00–6B reprint. Meteorology textbook.
All pilots must learn to deal with weather: to appreciate good weather, to recognize and respect marginal or hazardous weather, and to avoid violent weather. Recognition of this and sound weather decisions are critical to the successful outcome of all flights. This book discusses each aspect of weather as it relates to aircraft operation and flight safety.
The information in Aviation Weather is applicable to students, instructors, and experienced pilots alike. It is a comprehensive resource for what you need to know about weather in order to fly safely in both visual (VMC) and instrument (IMC) meteorological conditions. Subjects covered include the earth’s atmosphere, temperatures, atmospheric pressure and altimetry, wind, moisture, precipitation, clouds, air masses and fronts, turbulence, icing, thunderstorms, common IFR producers, high altitude weather, arctic and tropical weather, and soaring weather. Illustrations throughout; also includes a glossary and index.
Table of Contents
• Chapter 1 … The Earth's Atmosphere
• Chapter 2 … Heat and Temperature
• Chapter 3 … Water Vapor
• Chapter 4 … Earth–Atmosphere Heat Imbalances
• Chapter 5 … Atmospheric Pressure and Altimetry
• Chapter 6 … Weather Charts
• Chapter 7 … Wind
• Chapter 8 … Global Circulations and Jet Streams
• Chapter 9 … Local Winds
• Chapter 10… Air Masses, Fronts, and the Wave Cyclone Model
• Chapter 11… Vertical Motion and Cloud Formation
• Chapter 12… Atmospheric Stability
• Chapter 13… Clouds
• Chapter 14… Precipitation
• Chapter 15… Adverse Wing
• Chapter 16… Weather, Obstructions to Visibility, Low Ceiling, and Mountain Obscuration
• Chapter 17… Turbulence
• Chapter 18… Icing
• Chapter 19… Thunderstorms
• Chapter 20… Weather Radar
• Chapter 21… Tropical Weather
• Chapter 22… Arctic Weather
• Chapter 23… Space Weather
ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post–war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line.