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    Meteorology and Flight: Pilot's Guide to Weather (Paperback) By (author) Tom Bradbury


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    DescriptionIntended for pilots of light aircraft, sailplanes, hang gliders, microlights and balloons, this detailed book on meteorology explains the benefits and hazards of atmospheric phenomena. The author describes the influence of high-level jet streams on the development of depressions, as well as detailing thermals, lee waves and up-and-down currents which are important to pilots of sailplanes, microlights, hang gliders and balloons. Diagrams show the movement of air at various heights and also trace the development of clouds, from fair weather cumulus to giant cumulonimbus and the associated hazards of lightning, hail, downbursts and outflows. In addition there are sections on how to obtain weather data and satellite information and notes on computer forecast. Tom Bradbury trained on light civil aircraft after the war and won the "Diamond C" badge in gliding. He served in the British Meteorological Office for over 40 years and has acted as forecaster at many gliding contests.

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    Meteorology and Flight
    Pilot's Guide to Weather
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bradbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780713656763
    ISBN 10: 071365676X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    BIC subject category V2: WSF
    BISAC V2.8: SPO001000
    DC19: 629.1324
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w photographs, 160 line drawings, glossary, index
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    A & C Black Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    29 June 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Air in motion; the development of depressions and anticyclones; fronts; stability in the atmosphere; convection; the organizaton of cumulus; cumulonimbus; waves; some theoretic aspects of wave flow; waves and cumulus; flying in waves; local winds; airflow over ridges and mountains; visibility; weather maps and forecasts; satellites; gliding weather. Appendices: abbreviations used in Meteorological documentation; Metar and Taf reports, weather codes and symbols; broadcasts of weather information; conversion factors.