2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AVT 261 - Advanced Aviation Meteorology

Description: Advanced weather and forecasting with application to flight. Includes detailed applications of meteorological functions as applied to aviation. Jet streams, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms and their effects on aviation. Advanced weather observations, prediction and charting applications.

Prerequisites: Admission to program and GEO 212 .

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Aviation weather service programs with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service 
  2. Aviation weather product classification and policy 
  3. Observed products 
  4. Radar and satellite imagery 
  5. Graphical observations and derived products 
  6. Products for aviation hazards 
  7. Forecast products covering issuance, standardization, amendments, corrections, responsibilities and minimums 
  8. Forecast charts for short-range surface prognostics, mid-level and high-level significant weather charting 
  9. Meteorological tools and weather monitoring 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe weather programs and their functions within the aviation system on a regional and global scale. (1) 
  2. Identify and interpret classifications, policies and sources as they pertain to the aviation weather industry. (2-9) 
  3. Describe and explain the application of tools used in forecasting and determining weather outcomes with accuracy. (4-9) 
  4. Apply the tools and their effective uses such as radar and satellite imagery, observations, charts, advisories and monitoring devices. (1-9) 
  5. Determine weather prognostications with accuracy. (7) 
  6. Describe instrument, approach and landing procedures. (2) 
  7. Classify airspace. (3) 
  8. Correctly pronounce ATC communication phraseology. (4)