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Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483233208, 9781483258607

Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics

1st Edition

Author: Joseph J. George
eBook ISBN: 9781483258607
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 684
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Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics provides forecasters and pilots wanting to study more about the art and science of predicting weather with the essential aids and methods for making practical application of their knowledge of the fundamentals of the science of meteorology.

The publication first underscores the forecast problem, construction of the prognostic pressure chart, and prediction of cyclogenesis. Discussions focus on forecasting information concerning new cyclogenesis, making operational and planning forecasts, cyclogenesis off the east coast of Asia, application of weather forecasts to operational problems, and cyclogenesis in the eastern United States. The text then ponders on forecasting the movement, deepening, and filling of cyclones and movement of anticyclones in North America.

The manuscript takes a look at the movement of cold lows at the 500-millibar level and their influence on surface lows, displacement of surface cold fronts, and warm frontal analysis and movement. Topics include movement of warm fronts, identification and location of warm fronts, East Coast wedge type, and warm frontogenesis. The text then examines the movement of tropical cyclones, prediction of very low ceiling and fogs, and prediction of severe weather.

The publication is a dependable reference for weather forecasters and pilots.

Table of Contents


1. The Forecast Problem

2. Construction of the Prognostic Pressure Chart

3. The Prediction of Cyclogenesis

4. Forecasting the Movement, Deepening, and Filling of Cyclones

5. Movement of Anticyclones in North America

6. Movement of Cold Lows at the 500-Millibar Level, and Their Influence on Surface Lows

7. Displacement of Surface Cold Fronts

8. Warm Frontal Analysis and Movement

9. The Movement of Tropical Cyclones

10. The "Poor Man's" Numerical Weather Prediction System

11. Synthesis of a Prognostic Chart: An Example

12. The Prediction of Very Low Ceiling and Fogs

13. Pre-Trough Winter Precipitation Forecasting

14. The Prediction of Severe Weather

15. Forecasting of Heavy Snowstorms Associated with Major Cyclones

16. Wind and Temperature Forecasting for Aeronautical Purposes

17. The Use of Radar in Forecasting

18. Local Forecast Studies





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