upper-level chart

upper-level chart

[¦əp·ər ¦lev·əl ′chärt]
(meteorology)
A synoptic chart of meteorological conditions in the upper air, almost invariably referring to a standard constant-pressure chart. Also known as upper-air chart.

upper-air chart

A chart used for forecasting and showing the wind pattern and pressures at 40,000, 35,000, 30,000, 18,000, 10,000, and 5000 ft above mean sea level (200, 250, 300, 500, 700, and 850 hectopascals). Contours are drawn at intervals of 200 ft (60 m) at lower levels and 400 ft (120 m) at levels above 30,000 AMSL (300 hectopascals). Also called an upper-level chart
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Notice that the wind patterns on upper-level charts form a curvy, wavy pattern.
While their job is often thought of as pouring over upper-level charts and sketching over isentropic charts, the questions they are actually asking themselves are variations of all the material above: "Where are things destabilizing?