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More advanced weather observation techniques: Introduction
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The more advanced observation techniques covers meteorological observations that require more skill, experience and depth of knowledge. It incorporates the simple techniques discussed in the section on simple observation of clouds but it is applied to more complex situations. The typical conditions classified as complex include changing systems of cloud and rainfall, thunderstorms, sea breeze effects, night observations, and complex aftermath situations.

More Advanced Techniques Table of Contents

Glossary of terms

  1. The cloud classification system
  2. Clouds as ever-changing systems
  3. Observing clouds with precipitation
  4. Observing thunderstorms
  5. Observing the aftermath of extreme events
  6. Observing tornadoes, dust devils, whirl winds, water spouts and land spouts
  7. Dealing with exaggeration and terminology
  8. Observing pollution, dust, smoke or moisture haze
  9. Observing bush fires and smoke plumes
  10. Observing weather events during the night

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Updated: 20th March 2008

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