Radar & Satellite Weather Interpretation for Pilots

Paperback | June 21, 2002

byTerry T. Lankford

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UTILIZE THE LATEST ADVANCES IN SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGING FOR SMOOTH, SAFE FLIGHT OPERATIONS Recent breakthroughs in radar and satellite imagingand communications technology have put a tremendous amount of potentially life-saving weather-related data at a pilot's disposal. This heavily-illustrated, expertly written resource explains how to obtain, interpret, and effectively apply all this information. Radar Satellite Weather Interpretation For Pilotsthoroughly describes the usefulness - as well as limitations - of radar and satellite imaging in flight planning and operations and offers in-depth coverage of key topics such as: * Geographical Features * Weather Features * Interpretation and Application * Maps and Codes * Equipment Reviews * Lightning Detection Equipment * Image Illustrations * Flight Planning Strategies * Risk Evaluation * And more You'll also find reference information and maps to help plot radar locations and lists to decode location identifiers. Although Radar Satellite Weather Interpretation for Pilotsincludes an in-depth review of satellite and weather radar fundamentals as applied to flight, it is far more than a collection of facts - it is a working tool that teaches pilotssolid decision-making and risk assessment skills. The author, who is a former FAA Weather Specialist and a consultant for NASA includes valuable case study examples of misinterpretation and prevention techniques as wellas actual weather scenarios used to apply flight planning strategies. If you are looking for clear and up-to-date information on satellite and radar weather interpretations for flight operations, your search ends here.

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UTILIZE THE LATEST ADVANCES IN SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGING FOR SMOOTH, SAFE FLIGHT OPERATIONS Recent breakthroughs in radar and satellite imagingand communications technology have put a tremendous amount of potentially life-saving weather-related data at a pilot's disposal. This heavily-illustrated, expertly written resource explains h...

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UTILIZE THE LATEST ADVANCES IN SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGING FOR SMOOTH, SAFE FLIGHT OPERATIONS Recent breakthroughs in radar and satellite imaging and communications technology have put a tremendous amount of potentially life-saving weather-related data at a pilot’s disposal. This heavily-illustrated, expertly written resource explains ...

TERRY T. LANKFORD is a retired FAA Weather Specialist, now being utilized as a consultant by NASA and the National Weather Service on flight weather training and techniques. Mr. Lankford is also the author of five previous books for McGraw-Hill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 7.3 × 1.1 inPublished:June 21, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071391185

ISBN - 13:9780071391184

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction to Radar

Chapter 2: Thunderstorm Avoidance Systems

Chapter 3: Radar Weather Products

Chapter 4: Introduction to Satellite Imagery

Chapter 5: Geographical and Weather Features on Satellite Imagery

Chapter 6: Satellite Interpretation and Application

Chapter 7: Flight Planning Strategies

Chapter 8: Evaluating Risk

Appendix A: Weather Report and Forecast Contractions

Appendix B: NWS Weather Radar Chart and Locations

Appendix C: Weather Advisory Plotting Chart and Locations

Appendix D: Geographical Area Designators

Glossary

Index