Quiz: How Much Basic Weather Theory Do You Know?

Good or bad, one factor every pilot must consider before each flight is weather. Understanding the principles that cause weather to to develop and change is fundamental no matter if you fly for fun or profession. Use our quiz to rank your aviation weather theory knowledge.

What is meant by the term "dewpoint?"
What is meant by the term
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One weather phenomenon which will always occur when flying across a front is a change in the
One weather phenomenon which will always occur when flying across a front is a change in the
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The suffix "nimbus," used in naming clouds, means
The suffix
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What measurement can be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere?
What measurement can be used to determine the stability of the atmosphere?
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Steady precipitation preceding a front is an indication of
Steady precipitation preceding a front is an indication of
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