Pilots weather: the atmosphere aloft

By Jack Williams ©2015

While most people are concerned about the weather only at ground level, pilots and meteorologists focus on what’s happening aloft. Pilots need to understand weather away from the ground because that’s where they fly.

Meteorologists need to track the weather aloft because it’s the key to understanding and forecasting weather at earth’s surface.

This page is not an introduction to the weather aloft, but is intended as a supplement to articles I’ve done for Flight Training magazine. Some of these articles are linked from this page.

The standard atmosphere

Observing the upper atmosphere

Jet streams

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