Added on: February 20, 2009
Thermodynamic diagrams such as the Skew-T log (p) are one of the best kept secrets in aviation. Based on data from radiosondes (weather balloons), they can be used to depict actual environmental temperature and actual environmental dewpoint as a function of pressure or altitude. They can also be used to depict the forecast environmental temperature dewpoint based on output from a weather prediction model. In this preview you will learn how to find the bases & tops of most clouds.
A thermodynamic diagram represents the absolute best power tool in the pilot's aviation weather toolbox. Specifically, the Skew-T log (p) diagram will often highlight adverse weather better than any other single chart or diagram available. This includes a forecast for thunderstorm potential, icing, turbulence, stratus cloud tops and bases, fog and non-convective low level wind shear, just to name a few. This premium workshop has 14 modules and each module ends with a short quiz to test your comprehension. For more information on how to purchase this 3 hour and 5 minute program, please visit our Premium Workshops (http://avwxworkshops.com/workshops-titles.php?type=premium). Right now we invite you to enjoy this 12 minute preview of the Introduction to the Skew-T log (p) Diagram premium workshop.