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Aviation Weather and Weather Services


Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services provides you with a compilation of the FAA’s weather publications (AC-00-6B and AC 00-45H) in one easy-to-understand reference book.

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Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services provides you with a compilation of the FAA’s weather publications in one easy-to-understand reference book. This book explains the FAA’s Aviation Weather (AC 00-6B) and Aviation Weather Services (AC 00-45H), along with other Advisory Circulars. Much of what airmen understand about the current atmosphere comes from these important data sources.

Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services is an exceptional study text to prepare for knowledge tests, practical tests, and real-world flight operations. This book provides comprehensive weather information that all airmen should know. It is intended to be used as a resource for pilot and dispatcher training programs.

As traditional weather services are being phased out by the National Weather Services, they are being replaced by new web-based weather products. This book will help pilots stay up to date on new and evolving weather information and capabilities to help plan a safe and efficient flight.


  • Presented in an intuitive and easy-to-read format for effective knowledge transfer
  • Learn common weather-related terms using the FAA Weather Glossary
  • Includes high-quality color images to better illustrate all concepts

Table of Contents

Part I — Aviation Weather
Study Unit 1: The Earth’s Atmosphere
Study Unit 2: Temperature
Study Unit 3: Water Vapor
Study Unit 4: Atmospheric Pressure and Altimetry
Study Unit 5: Wind
Study Unit 6: Air Masses, Fronts, and the Wave Cyclone Model
Study Unit 7: Vertical Motion
Study Unit 8: Atmospheric Stability
Study Unit 9: Clouds
Study Unit 10: Precipitation
Study Unit 11: Weather, Obstructions to Visibility, Low Ceiling, and Mountain Obscuration
Study Unit 12: Turbulence
Study Unit 13: Icing
Study Unit 14: Thunderstorms
Study Unit 15: Tropical Weather
Study Unit 16: Arctic Weather
Study Unit 17: Space Weather

Part II — Aviation Weather Services
Study Unit 1: The Aviation Weather Service Program
Study Unit 2: Aviation Weather Product Policy
Study Unit 3: Observations – Aviation Routine Weather Reports (METAR) and Special Weather Reports (SPECI)
Study Unit 4: Observations – Aircraft Observations and Reports
Study Unit 5: Observations – Radar Observations
Study Unit 6: Observations – Satellite Imagery
Study Unit 7: Observations – Upper-Air Observations
Study Unit 8: Observations – Graphical Depiction of Surface Observations
Study Unit 9: Observations – Aviation Weather Cameras
Study Unit 10: Analysis – Surface Analysis Charts
Study Unit 11: Analysis – Ceiling and Visibility
Study Unit 12: Analysis – Upper-Air Analyses
Study Unit 13: Forecasts – Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET)
Study Unit 14: Forecasts – Airmen’s Meteorological Information (AIRMET)
Study Unit 15: Forecasts – Graphical Airman’s Meteorological Advisory (G-AIRMET)
Study Unit 16: Forecasts – Center Weather Advisory (CWA)
Study Unit 17: Forecasts – Meteorological Impact Statement (MIS)
Study Unit 18: Forecasts – Additional Products for Convection
Study Unit 19: Forecasts – Products for Tropical Cyclones
Study Unit 20: Forecasts – Volcanic Ash Forecasts
Study Unit 21: Forecasts – Area Forecasts (FA)
Study Unit 22: Forecasts – Alaskan Graphical Area Forecasts (FA)
Study Unit 23: Forecasts – Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF)
Study Unit 24: Forecasts – Route Forecasts (ROFOR)
Study Unit 25: Forecasts – Wind and Temperature Aloft
Study Unit 26: Forecasts – Freezing-Level Graphics
Study Unit 27: Forecasts – Upper-Air Forecasts
Study Unit 28: Forecasts – Short-Range Surface Prognostic (Prog) Charts
Study Unit 29: Forecasts – Significant Weather (SIGWX) Forecast
Study Unit 30: Forecasts – World Area Forecast System (WAFS)
Study Unit 31: Forecasts – Additional Products for Icing and Turbulence
Study Unit 32: Forecasts – Additional Products for Clouds, Visibility, Weather, and Surface Wind Forecasts
Study Unit 33: Forecasts – Airport Weather Warning (AWW)
Study Unit 34: Forecasts – Space Weather

APPENDIX A: Definition of Common Terms Used in En Route Forecasts and Advisories (AC 00-45H APP A)
APPENDIX B: Standard Conversion Chart (AC 00-45H APP B)
APPENDIX C: Density Altitude Calculation (AC 00-45H APP C)
APPENDIX D: Internet Links (AC 00-45H APP D)
APPENDIX E: WSR-88D Weather Radar Network (AC 00-45H APP E)
APPENDIX F: Area Forecasts (FA) – Continental United States (CONUS) and Hawaii (AC 00-45H APP F)
APPENDIX G: Glossary of Weather Terms
APPENDIX H: Aviation Weather Services on the Internet

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Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim