Accession Number : AD0726107

Title :   Forcasting Low Level Turbulence for Light Aircraft in Hawaii.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (1ST) APO SAN FRANCISCO 96553

Personal Author(s) : Best,Donald L.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The proposition is to forecast the intensities of turbulence below 10,000 ft MSL for aircraft weighing less than 10,000 pounds operating along the Hawaiian Island Chain during the 24 hour period beginning at 1200Z (0200 local standard time). The intensities of turbulence to be forecasted are light, moderate, and severe. Light turbulence cases slight, erratic changes in altitude, and/or attitude. Moderate turbulence is similar to light but of greater intensity while the aircraft is still in positive control. Severe turbulence causes large, abrupt changes in altitude and/or attitude and the aircraft may be momentarily out of control. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, HAWAII), INTENSITY, PACIFIC OCEAN, FLIGHT PATHS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE