AviationWeather.ws

Aviation Weather

full text of the classic FAA guide

Chapter 2
TEMPERATURE

Since early childhood, you have expressed the comfort of weather in degrees of temperature. Why, then, do we stress temperature in aviation weather? Look at your flight computer; temperature enters into the computation of most parameters on the computer. In fact, temperature can be critical to some flight operations. As a foundation for the study of temperature effects on aviation and weather, this chapter describes commonly used temperature scales, relates heat and temperature, and surveys temperature variations both at the surface and aloft.


Table of Contents
Previous Section: Density and Hypoxia
Next Section: Temperature Scales

 

A PDF version of this book is avilable here. You may be able to buy a printed copy of the book from amazon.com.