- Languages: English, Russian, Spanish, French
- Publish Date: 2002-07-24
- Last Updated On: 2016-03-09
- Skill Level: 1 '
- Completion Time: 1.00 - 1.25 h
- Includes Audio: yes
- Required Plugins: none
Convective Weather, Mesoscale Meteorology
- Included in Courses:
Review of Aeronautical Meteorology, Mesoscale Meteorology: A Primer for Forecasters, Summer Severe Weather, Review of Aeronautical Meteorology - Africa, Tropical Aviation Forecasting, Pacific Desk Preparation (Level 2): Overview of Tropical Meteorology
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This module provides a brief overview of Buoyancy and CAPE. Topics covered include the origin of atmospheric buoyancy, estimating buoyancy using the CAPE and Lifted Index, factors that affect buoyancy including entrainment of mid-level air, water loading, convective inhibition, and the origin of convective downdrafts. This module delivers instruction with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.