1. Show that the atmosphere can be intertially and gravitationally stable, but unstable to a slantwise displacement when near or at saturation.
2. Demonstrate the vertical-cross section approach in diagnosing the potential for conditional symmetric instability (CSI).
3. Examine ways to improve forecasts that involve a potential slantwise convection situation.
4. Examine the typical characteristics of CSI in complex terrain.
5. Apply a slantwise convection analysis to a real world situation.