4 Enabling Learning Objective (ELO) A Action: The student will interpret the information contained in a surface analysis chart.Condition: Given pertinent information about surface analysis charts.Standard: IAW AC 00-45G
5 SURFACE ANALYSIS CHART PURPOSE.... TO PROVIDE THE PILOT WITH A GENERAL PICTURE OF THE WEATHER AT A SPECIFIC TIME
6 SURFACE ANALYSIS CHART Chart is issued every 3 hoursInformation taken from METAR reports
7 CONDITIONS DETERMINED FROM CHART 1. SURFACE WINDS2. FRONTAL SYSTEMS3. PRESSURE SYSTEMS4. SKY COVERAGE5. TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINTPRECIPITATION AND OBSCURATIONSSTATION PRESSURE (corrected for sea level)
35 Enabling Learning Objective (ELO) B Action: The student will interpret data contained in a weather depiction chart.Condition: Given pertinent information about weather depiction charts.Standard: IAW AC 00-45G
44 The altitude below the station will show the ceiling. Sky cover symbols shown on the weather depiction chart are the worst sky conditions (summation method) for that station.The altitude below the station will show the ceiling.
45 ‚ CLOUD BASE 4 No altitude will be given if FEW or SCT. If BKN or OVC, height is ceiling.‚4
46 ‚ CLOUD BASE 4 5 No altitude will be given if FEW or SCT. If BKN or OVC, height is ceiling.‚45
47 Using the summation method W.D.S.A.Using the summation method020SCT010 BKN020 OVC030
51 SHADED AREAS … IFR WITH CIG LESS THAN 1000 FT AND/OR VSBY LESS THAN 3 MICONTOURED WITHOUT SHADING…MVFR AREAS WITH CIG GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 1000 TO LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 3000 FT AND/OR VSBY GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO 3 TO LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 5 MINO CONTOURS… VFR AREAS WITH CIG GREATER THAN 3000 FT AND VSBY GREATER THAN 5 MI
55 Enabling Learning Objective (ELO) C Action: The student will interpret the information contained on a Radar Summary Chart.Condition: Given pertinent information about radar summary charts.Standard: Technical Information Notice NWS (Effective 11 June 3012)
61 Intensity measured in decibels (dBZ) light greento purpledBZNondimensional "unit" of radar reflectivity which represents a logarithmic power ratio (in decibels, or dB) with respect to radar reflectivity factor, Z.
62 Wind barbs show direction the cell is moving FROM “FROM the NE at 15 kts”
63 Tops of echoes are labeled in hundreds of feet in bold black numbers “Tops at 57,000 ft”