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Meteorology I

Module name (EN): Meteorology I
Degree programme: Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG45
SAP-Submodule-No.: P410-0033
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam (minimum of 75% to pass) 30 minutes

[updated 01.10.2020]
Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
ABBG45 (P410-0033) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 2, mandatory course
ABBG45 (P410-0033) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
ABBG410 Meteorology II
ABBG411 ATPL Test Preparation
ABBG62 Visual Flight Training II

[updated 12.05.2016]
Module coordinator:
Matthias Lehmann (lecture)
Rolf Weymar (lecture)

[updated 04.05.2016]
Learning outcomes:
Meteorology I
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with basic explanations of the atmosphere and its underlying physical principles. They will be able to explain atmospheric pressure and the relationship between density, temperature and pressure. They will have profound knowledge about clouds, precipitation, air masses, pressure systems, fronts and meteorological services and information. This knowledge will enable them to analyze weather situations and make proper decisions during the preparation and practical application of VFR flights.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
Meteorology I
1.        The atmosphere
2.        Atmospheric pressure, density
3.        Humidity
4.        Cloud formation, cloud classification
5.        Visibility
6.        Wind, local winds
7.        Turbulence, wind shear
8.        Pressure systems
9.        Fronts
10.        Meteorological information

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lectures, speech practices, ppt and keynote presentations, white board, flip chart, iTunes U, iPad or MacBook, PC-MET Software,

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
- ATPL learning objectives, EASA 2016
- ATPL Meteorology, Slate Ltd. 2012
- AIP Germany

[updated 01.10.2020]
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