Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Apply the basic and derived units of meteorological measurements.
2. Calculate atmospheric stability parameters using basic thermodynamic diagrams.
3. Apply the concepts of air masses, fronts, and weather analysis to the movement of weather systems in the atmosphere.
4. Evaluate the life cycle of a middle latitude cyclonic storm.
5. Describe how the dynamic processes in the atmosphere relate to the development and dissipation of extra tropical cyclones.
6. Analyze the movement and changes of upper level dynamic patterns that influence surface weather patterns which create hazards to aviation, features such as troughs, ridges, and jet streaks affect surface weather patterns, and where within the atmosphere environment hazards to aviation can be found.
7. Evaluate satellite and radar imagery techniques in weather analysis and forecasting.
8. Demonstrate the use of observational data, pilot reports, weather analysis, and satellite and radar information in making safe aviation/aerospace decisions.