ASMET 7: Convective Weather and Aviation in West and Central Africa

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The hazards associated with convective systems present some of the most dangerous conditions encountered by aircraft, and pose many challenges to aviation operations.

Published: 26 December 2013

When convection is forecast to develop, aviation forecasters are required to issue a series of warning messages, and other meteorological aeronautical products, to various members of the aviation community.

This lesson teaches these forecasters how to produce the products, using a case study in which learners assume the role of aeronautical forecaster on duty at the airport in Niamey, Niger on a night when convection develops. The lesson is one of three aviation weather case studies developed by the ASMET team to improve aviation forecasting in Africa.

Category Language Difficulty Audio Duration Author
Atmosphere English, French Basic  No 60 min ASMET team


Full module (English) on MetEd website

Full module (French) on MetEd website

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