Quick Quiz

There may be more than one right answer for these questions.

What creates weather?
  • Temperature, wind and moisture
  • Highs, lows and fronts
  • Tropical, polar, maritime and continental air masses
  • Temperature, wind and moisture
How will overall flow affect the weather?
  • It will have no effect
  • Air coming from the south will cause showers when it reaches land
  • Generally, windward of ranges it will be wet and leeward it will be dry
  • Air coming from the south will cause showers when it reaches land
  • Generally, windward of ranges it will be wet and leeward it will be dry
Historical MSL charts are called?
  • Prognosis charts
  • Analysis charts
  • Chart Loopers
  • Analysis charts
Cold fronts…
  • Have blue triangles
  • Indicate the encroachment of warm air under cool air
  • Pass slower than warm fronts
  • Have low cloud preceding them and it rapidly warms after they pass
  • Have clearer air after they pass
  • Have blue triangles
  • Have clearer air after they pass

Invercargill

Above mean sea level

TCu

Towering Cumulus

agl

above ground level

Cb

Cumulonimbus

Flight Information Service communications

ATS

Air Traffic Service

Royal New Zealand Air Force

in vicinity of aerodrome Thunderstorm

ATC

Air Traffic Control

VC

in vicinity of aerodrome

Probabilityxx%

TIL

Until

FM

From

Becoming

Temporarily

Routine air report from aircraft in flight

FIR

Flight Information Region

Internet Flight Information Service

VFR

Visual flight rules

Automatic Terminal Information Service

BWR

Basic weather report

New Zealand Flight Information Region

Aerodrome special routine meteorological report

Automatic aerodrome routine meteorological report

Aerodrome routine meteorological report

TAF

Aerodrome forecast

Area forecast

Significant meteorological information