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42.4.2
State the meteorological units of pressure used in;
(a) Australia;

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42.4.2
State the meteorological units of pressure used in; (b) USA.

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42.4.4
Calculate pressure lapse rates given temperatures and pressure levels.

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42.4.6
State the average pressure lapse rate in the lower troposphere.

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42.4.8 Define the following pressure systems, and state the direction of circulation around the systems in both hemispheres: anticyclone (or ‘high’);

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42.4.8 Define the following pressure systems, and state the direction of circulation around the systems in both hemispheres: depression (or “low”);

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42.4.8 Define the following pressure systems, and state the direction of circulation around the systems in both hemispheres: ridge of high pressure;

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42.4.8 Define the following pressure systems, and state the direction of circulation around the systems in both hemispheres: trough of low pressure;

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42.4.8 Define the following pressure systems, and state the direction of circulation around the systems in both hemispheres: col.

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42.4.10
Describe the meteorological conditions commonly associated with and explain the causes of, in both hemispheres: anticyclone (or “high”);

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42.4.10
Describe the meteorological conditions commonly associated with and explain the causes of, in both hemispheres: depression (or “low”);

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42.4.10
Describe the meteorological conditions commonly associated with and explain the causes of, in both hemispheres: ridge of high pressure;

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42.4.10
Describe the meteorological conditions commonly associated with and explain the causes of, in both hemispheres: trough of low pressure;

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42.4.10
Describe the meteorological conditions commonly associated with and explain the causes of, in both hemispheres: col.

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42.4.12
With respect to the semi-diurnal variation of pressure:
describe the process;

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42.4.12
With respect to the semi-diurnal variation of pressure: explain the cause(s) of the semi-diurnal variation of pressure;

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42.4.12
With respect to the semi-diurnal variation of pressure: state the latitudes where the semi-diurnal variation of pressure is most evident.

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42.4.14
Explain the cause of pressure gradient and the factors that determine its strength.

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42.4.16
Describe the relationship between pressure gradient, isobars and wind speed.

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42.4.18
State the conditions on which the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) is based.

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42.4.20
Explain the importance and application of the ISA to aviation.

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42.4.22
State the temperature and pressure lapse rates in the: (a) ISA

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42.4.22
State the temperature and pressure lapse rates in the: (b) Jet Standard Atmosphere.

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42.4.24
Convert ISA temperature at altitude to °C ambient and vice versa.

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