surface analysis chart

synoptic chart

A standardized map of the weather that shows the distribution of meteorological conditions over any area at a given time. A synoptic chart shows isobars, fronts, and weather symbols. These normally are drawn at three hourly intervals, usually at 000, 0300, 0600, 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2100 h GMT (Greenwich mean time). Also called a surface analysis chart.
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Hence, Figure 1 presents the surface analysis chart of the effect of satisfaction with the egalitarianism value in the QWL related to incentive and support.
Another contribution refers to the statistical method adopted; the quadratic regression with surface analysis chart is seldom used in psychological studies in Brazil.
The surface analysis chart, although informative, can be tossed right away because it reports current conditions, not a forecast.
The surface analysis chart depicts the surface location of the warm front, but the frontal surface reaches ahead with a slope much shallower than a cold front.
It's a semi-technical discussion of large-scale weather processes affecting the country over the following two days, which helps explain the causes and interactions of the features you see on the surface analysis chart.
Each workshop targets some specific topic and turns up more of those useful weather nuggets, like what a squall line looks like on a Surface Analysis Chart.
Compare that to where the front shows on the last surface analysis chart at the time the chart was issued, and you'll get a sense of how fast it's really moving relative to places you're planning to go.
The base is a Google-generated map, but you can see airports and weather overlaid for a radius around any point as well as NEXRAD, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, and a Surface Analysis chart for the country.
Look at the dew-point temperatures on a surface analysis chart.
You can get surface wind reports from the surface analysis chart or from a stack of METARs.