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AWARE: The atmosphere, the weather and flying

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AWARE is an educational manual directed towards aircraft pilots and produced by a collaborative initiative of Search and Rescue and Environment Canada. This manual is designed to contribute to aviation safety with an effort towards improving communication between pilots and weather forecasters.

AWARE topics include:

Chapter 1: The Atmosphere
Chapter 2: Thermodynamics
Chapter 3: Moisture
Chapter 4: Pressure
Chapter 5: Winds and General Circulation
Chapter 6: Air Stability
Chapter 7: Air Masses
Chapter 8: Frontal Systems
Chapter 9: Weather and Frontal systems
Chapter 10: Clouds, Fog and Precipitation
Chapter 11: Visibility
Chapter 12: Icing
Chapter 13: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Chapter 14: Turbulence and Mountain Waves
Chapter 15: Flight Planning Information
Chapter 16: Hourly METAR Reports
Chapter 17: Aviation Forecasts
Chapter 18: Pilot Report - PIREP
Chapter 19: Weather Radar
Chapter 20: Weather Satellites
Chapter 21: Decoding Standard Abbreviations
Chapter 22: Solutions



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  • Author: Environment Canada
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Educational Material
  • Pages: 247
  • Year: 2011
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