- Languages: English, Spanish, French
- Publish Date: 2004-01-07
- Last Updated On: 2016-07-13
- Skill Level: 2 '
- Completion Time: 2.00 - 3.00 h
- Includes Audio: yes
- Required Plugins: none
- Included in Courses:
Mountain Weather Distance Learning Course, Review of Aeronautical Meteorology, Review of Aeronautical Meteorology - Africa, Tropical Aviation Forecasting
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Mountain waves form above and downwind of topographic barriers and frequently pose a serious hazard to mountain aviation because of strong-to-extreme turbulence. This foundation module describes the features of mountain waves and explores the conditions under which they form. Like other foundation modules in the Mesoscale Primer, this module starts with a forecast scenario and concludes with a final exam. Rich graphics, audio narration, and frequent interactions enhance the presentation.