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What’s the setting range altimeters can handle?

What’s the setting range altimeters can handle? Is there a standard requiring a certain range for aircraft to be certified? Are there many occasions where a QNH is so high or low that airplanes have ...
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What is the difference between microburst and windshear?

When I read about these weather phenomena, I find that both of them depict the same thing, and have the same actions to avoid. So why are they differentiated? http://www.myairlineflight.com/windshear....
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Is the size of hail on the ground any indication of the winds and updrafts of a thunderstorm?

Is there any rule of thumb or way to estimate the wind speeds or up and down drafts inside a storm by the size of hail that reaches the ground?
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Icing conditions temperature range: SAT or TAT?

Considering the general rule of thumb defining potential icing conditions: temperature between +10 and -40 degrees C and presence of visible moisture, is the temperature range regarding TAT (total ...
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Why on weather surface charts high pressure is blue and low pressure is red?

Is there any relation with the temperature of the air or is it just a standard procedure?
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How do subjective experiences in the airliner cabin correlate with meteorological conditions?

There must be a better way of phrasing this, but: given the passenger's experience of riding through the air, what are the outside conditions that are responsible for that experience? For example, if ...
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What is the physical definition of turbulence?

To aviators, the definition of turbulence by measuring the results is widely known: example. But if we were to generate a turbulence forecast as a meteorologist, there need to be some kind of physical ...
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How should I interpret this TAF involving TEMPO and BECMG blocks?

with the reference in the TAF below , I was looking for the VIS at 0500 UTC and I was little bit confused because of the " TEMPO " And the TAF was ...
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To what extent are (non-urgent) PIREPs used by meteorologists?

It's inevitable. At some point during your weather briefing, some underpaid, underappreciated briefer will say "Pilot reports are requested." and you'll say "Certainly, my good sir or madam! Why, the ...
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How do pilots clear an aircraft to fly through a hurricane?

This video shows a pilot (Tim Gallagher/NOAA) flying what looks like a small jet into the eye of hurricane Matthew by Miami. It's clear that it is quite an interesting ride. The (small) caption states ...
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Is there much turbulence in the Doldrums?

A place over the equator called the Doldrums are know for the severe lack of sailing winds. In the atmosphere above it is there any presence of turbulence anywhere? Where would the least year round ...