Wed, Aug 05, 2009
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
A coastal phenomena, it is restricted to large bodies of water
and their immediate coast lines. This is usually the landward
extent of the sea breeze. Due to the imbalance of heating between
land and water, a region of maximum upward motion or convergence
occurs by mid-afternoon in the summer some 10 to 15 miles inland.
Air mass thunderstorms or a line of towering cumulus clouds with
showers can form along the front. At the beach, there are blue
skies and a light breeze. This often occurs along the coast of the
Gulf of Mexico and Florida's east coast.
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