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Meteorology II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Meteorology II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015
Module code: ABBG410
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam (minimum of 75% to pass) 30 minutes

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

ABBG410 (P410-0034) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 3, mandatory course
ABBG410 (P410-0034) Aviation Business (Basic), Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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):
ABBG45 Meteorology I
ABBG61 Visual Flight Training I

[updated 12.05.2016]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Matthias Lehmann (lecture)
Rolf Weymar (lecture)

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Learning outcomes:
Meteorology II
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. The students will have profound knowledge about hazardous weather phenomena, and the global climatology. They will know typical weather phenomena in different parts of the world and their impact on commercial air transportation. This knowledge will enable students to analyze weather situations and make proper decisions during the preparation and practical application of all types of flights.

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Module content:
Meteorology II
1.        Thunderstorms, icing, micro burst, wind shear, turbulence
2.        Upper winds
3.        Global climatology
4.        Area and route climatology
5.        Meteorological information charts
6.        Satellite observations
7.        Meteorological aerodrome report
8.        Terminal aerodrome forecasts
9.        SIGMET
10.        Meteorological information for aircraft in flight
11.        World area forecast system

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

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

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