19 March 2001
OUTLINE OF INSTRUCTION
Lesson Topic 2.3:
Winds and their Circulation
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:
Identify the factors that affect wind direction.
Describe the forces that affect wind direction.
Explain Coriolis force and its apparent effect on wind
In accordance with the Tri-Cellular theory describe
the location of the semi-permanent high and low
State the three major wind belts in the northern
hemisphere that result from the Tri-Cellular Theory.
Explain and identify gradient winds with respect to the
isobars around high and low pressure systems in the northern
Explain and identify the surface wind direction with respect
the northern hemisphere.
State the direction of the wind flow associated with
Define Buys Ballot's Law and describe its effects on
an aircraft flying towards the center of a high or low
Describe the Jet Stream.
Describe land and sea breezes.
Describe valley and mountain winds.