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Climatology for Airline Pilots / Edition 1

Climatology for Airline Pilots / Edition 1

by Roy Quantic, H. R. Quantick


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Climatology for Airline Pilots / Edition 1

Climatology - particularly the study of difficult and demandingweather conditions - is of major importance to pilots now thataeroplanes fly over previously unavailable routes such as the NorthPole and take direct routes over very large oceans.

Existing books on climatology address physical, biological orcultural environments and do not supply adequate information forthe pilot. Nor do the present books on aviation meteorology providesufficient detail on subjects such as arid climates, tropicalstorms and upper tropospheric winds and temperatures.

This new book concentrates on aspects of climatology that areimportant for modern aviation, including temperature,precipitation, solar radiation, winds and regional climaticenvironments from around the world.

Although the book has been written with the airline pilot inmind, it will also be an essential reference for Air TransportPilot Licence training staff and for ATPL students. It will also beof interest to operational route planning staff and students ofclimatology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632052950
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/13/2001
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roy Quantick FRAeS, FRMetS was a former RAF pilot and airlinecaptain and operated the world air routes. He holds the BritishAirline Transport Pilots License and Flight Navigators License. For15 years he specialized in crop protection and insect control,working as Operations Manager and Aviation Manager in largeprogrammes for the chemical industry and the UN and becomingDirector of the International Agricultural Aviation Centre based atthe Cranfield Institute of Technology. He has published a number ofpapers on the safety aspects of this industry, both in aircraftdesign and the use of toxic chemical formulations, and is author oftwo books, published in 1985, The Handbook for AgriculturalPilots and Aviation in Crop Protection and InsectControl.

Roy Quantick has taught for over 20 years at the CranfieldInstitute of Technology and since 1985 has been an approved CAAinstructor at training schools on the campus of CranfieldUniversity, teaching ATPL students meteorology and othersubjects.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Global air circulation; The global overview; Upper winds and jet streams; Easterly convergence waves; The inter-tropical conference zone or equatorial trough; Tropical storms; Upper air temperature and tropospheric heights; Polar climates; The climatic zones; Route and area climatology - introduction - North Atlantic; Weather in the Arctic; Arctic regions of Norway; Europe; Mediterranean; Africa; Middle East; Arabian Gulf to Singapore; Singapore to Japan; Singapore to Australia; South West Pacific region; Australia; New Zealand; The Pacific; North America; The Caribbean; South America and South Atlantic; Route weather, Dakar to Recefe; El Niño anad La Niña; Appendices; Glossary; Index

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