Updated: Apr 12, 2022
CHAPTER TITLE: Aviation Weather Services
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the PHAK Chapter 13. They are listed in the order they are found in the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge.
Example of a weather radar scope.
WSR-88D Weather Radar Echo Intensity Legend.
WSR-88D Weather Radar Precipitation Intensity Terminology.
HIWAS availability is shown on sectional chart.
Descriptors and weather phenomena used in a typical METAR.
Reportable contractions for sky condition.
PIREP encoding and decoding.
Area forecast region map.
Winds and temperature aloft forecast.
Surface analysis chart.
Sample station model and weather chart symbols.
Weather depiction chart.
Significant weather prognostic chart.
36- (top) and 48-hour (bottom) surface prognostic chart.
List of weather products and the expiration times of each.
NEXRAD radar display.
NEXRAD radar display (500 mile range). The individual color gradients can be easily discerned and interpreted via the legend in the upper right corner of the screen. Additional information can be gained by pressing the LEGEND soft key, which displays the legend page.
The AIRMET information box instructs the pilot to press the ENTER button soft key (ENT) to gain additional information on the selected area of weather. Once the ENTER soft key (ENT) is depressed, the specific textual information is displayed on the right side of the screen.
SIGMET/AIRMET legend display.
Graphical METAR legend display.