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Aviation Weather (By Elizabeth Haffner)

Frequent words or phrases in describing the weather and their definitions. Read, listen, repeat.

Practice page Author: Elizabeth Haffner
www.flycfa.com

Word:  calm  (kalm) = less than 3 (three) knots
Example:  ATIS:  Wind calm

Word:  dew point  (du point) = tempertature at which the air reaches 100 % humidity
Example:  ATIS:  dew point 10

Word:  humidity  (hyu-mid-i-te) = amount of water vapor in the air, expressed as a percentage (%)

Phrase:  standard pressure  (stan ' derd presh'er) = atmospheric pressure at sea level
Force per unit area exerted by the air above the surface of the Earth. Standard sea-level pressure, by definition, equals 1 atmosphere (atm), or 29.92 in. (760 mm) of mercury, 14.70 lbs per square in., or 101.35 kilopascals, but pressure varies with elevation and temperature.


Word: turbulence  = that which causes a momentary change in altitude and/or attitude (can be light, moderate or severe)




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