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Name 2 types of instrument errors

Icing on the anemomemter
Dirty Dew Cell


Name 2 types of communication errors

Garbled transmission
Missing observation


Name 4 types of instrument reading errors by humans

Transposition errors
Parameter read wrong
Inattention or complacency


what are 5 limitations of AWOS

may detect inversions as cloud layers
Reads only one fixed point in the sky
Only can see clouds up to 25000 ft
Remarks are limited
may sporadically report freezing precip at temps between 0 and +3 degrees


What are 4 limitations of pilot weather reports

Experience level
Cockpit view
time to assess weather
lost details