19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 2.2:
Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure
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 specific heat and how it effects the warming of
State the primary source of all weather.
Define lapse rate.
State the average lapse rate in degrees Celsius.
isothermal, and inversion, relative to the standard
Define atmospheric pressure.
State the standard units of pressure measurement.
Differentiate between sea level pressure and station
Define the standard atmosphere to include temperature
List the major items found on the surface
Explain pressure gradient.
Define indicated altitude, calibrated altitude, MSL
(mean sea level) altitude, and AGL (above ground
level) altitude, pressure altitude, and density