MET400 - Meteorology

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Students examine the atmospheric environment including the foundations of meteorology. Students learn about violent weather phenomena that influence flight operations. Students plan for various meteorological conditions by examining case studies to support future flight operations.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this semester subject, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the properties of various types of fronts, their development and the weather associated with each type to support future flight planning.
2. Interpret atmospheric quantities, weather patterns, and violent weather phenomena to support future fight planning.
3. Describe the characteristics of the jet stream and other upper atmosphere weather phenomena that are associated with aircraft operations.
4. Analyze weather-related aviation accident reports to discuss how accidents can be avoided.
5. Explain how weather avoidance devices and equipment on the aircraft support flight safety. 
6. Utilize satellite and computer generated weather charts and reports to plan for future flight operations.
7. Discuss how differences in Canadian geography can affect weather and aviation flight planning. 

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