Accession Number : AD0640375

Title :   PROJECT TOPCAT: SUMMARY OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS AND AIRCRAFT MEASUREMENTS DURING ROUTINE FLIGHTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN JET STREAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Wells, E. W.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : A number of flights were made over set tracks and heights to measure clear air turbulence in the vicinity of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Details of the meteorological observations and flight paths, and measurements of wind, temperature and turbulence obtained from the aircraft instrumentation are presented. Wind and temperature gradients were derived for cross sections on the upwind and downwind sides of the Ranges and a comparison made of the intensity of turbulence between the two sides. (Author)

Descriptors :   *JET STREAMS, *CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, *AUSTRALIA, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, FLIGHT PATHS, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE