Accession Number : AD0668080

Title :   CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE MEETING, 26-27 APRIL 1965, SPONSORED BY: UNITED STATES AIRFORCE.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 283

Abstract : Clear air turbulence is recognized as one of the unsolved problems in aviation meteorology. While the intensity of this high level or wind shear turbulence is not as severe as thunderstorm turbulence, it can result in injuries to passengers and crew, possible loss of control of the aircraft, and in some extreme cases some actual damage to the aircraft. The high level turbulence encounters are all the more dangerous because they usually occur without any visual warning. Work on this problem can be divided into four main categories: Data collection and analysis, theoretical studies, development of forecast techniques, and detection or warning devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, SYMPOSIA), REPORTS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, SCINTILLATION, WEATHER FORECASTING, WARNING SYSTEMS, CLIMATE, TROPOPAUSE, ANISOTROPY, TERRAIN, LASERS, TEMPERATURE, ELECTRIC FIELDS, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, JET STREAMS, SHEAR STRESSES, RADIOSONDES, VISCOSITY, MICROSTRUCTURE, RADAR SCANNING, BACKSCATTERING, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
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