This Guide is a reasonably comprehensive examination – directed towards Australian conditions – of the atmospheric structure, the physical laws and the forces which together produce the atmospheric phenomena referred to as weather – a good understanding of which is essential to safe aerial navigation.

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1. The atmosphere and thermodynamics [part 1]
1.1 Atmospheric structure
1.1.1 Temperature related layers
1.1.2 Composition related layers
1.1.3 Radiation related layers
1.2 The gas laws and basic atmospheric forces
1.3 The atmospheric pressure gradient and buoyancy
1.4 Atmospheric tides
1.5 Atmospheric moisture
1.6 Evaporation and latent heat
1a. Atmospheric thermodynamics [part 2] and dynamics
1.7 Insolation and atmospheric temperature
1.7.1 Insolation
1.7.2 Terrestrial radiation
1.7.3 Energy balance
1.7.4 Tropospheric transport of surface heating and cooling
1.7.5 Heat advection
1.8 The electromagnetic wave spectrum
1.9 Tropospheric global heat transfer
1.10 Temperature lapse rate in the troposphere
1.11 Adiabatic processes and lapse rates
1.12 Atmospheric stability
1.13 Convergence, divergence and subsidence
1.14 Momentum, Coriolis effect and vorticity
1.15 Thermal gradients and the thermal wind concept
2. Altitude and altimeters
[ contained in the Flight Theory Guide modules 2 & 3 ]

2.1 The International Standard Atmosphere ( Flight theory section 2.3)
2.2 The sensitive altimeter ( Flight theory section 3.1)
2.3 Altitude and Q-code definitions ( Flight theory section 3.2)
2.4 Physiological effects of altitude ( Flight theory section 3.3)
2.4 High density altitude ( Flight theory section 3.4)

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