19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 2.6: Air Masses
Electronic classroom presentation with slides
Partially supported by this lesson topic:
Upon completion of this unit of instruction the student
naval aviator will demonstrate knowledge of meteorological
theory enabling them to make intelligent decisions when
confronted with various weather phenomena and hazards.
Completely supported by this lesson topic:
Define an air mass.
Describe the air mass classification system, including
moisture content, temperature, and source region with
Describe the relationship between air mass temperature
Identify the flight conditions associated with
Continental Polar, Maritime Polar, Maritime Tropical,
and Continental Tropical air masses.