Accession Number : AD0431946


Title :   CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE,


Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL


Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Carroll G.


Report Date : APR 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Frequency of occurrence, distribution, and the dynamic parameters most often considered in connection with clear air turbulence are examined. The rate of growth of turbulence is computed with hypothetical values of vertical shear, horizontal shear, and growth of turbulent energy with gravity waves assumed as primary sources of turbulent energy. A forecast scheme, as 7roposed in a referenced publication, is included. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENCE), WEATHER FORECASTING, SHEAR STRESSES, AIR MASS ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE