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.
A radar reflectivity pattern characterized by a hook-shaped
extension of a thunderstorm echo, usually in the right-rear part of
the storm (relative to its direction of motion). A hook often is
associated with a mesocyclone, and indicates favorable conditions
for tornado development.