HIGH-ALTITUDE CLEAR-AIR TURBULENCE.
Final rept., July 62-June 63,
LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP BURBANK CA
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Results of a study are presented which lays the basis for the development of a statistical model of world-wide high-altitude clear-air turbulence. It discusses the basic characteristics of atmospheric motions that can affect aircraft at high altitude, i.e., in the upper troposphere and stratosphere surveys previous studies on the subject reviews critically the available measurements and the techniques employed summarizes existing theoretical models and offers two new models for large-scale and small-scale motions examines the basis and applicability of spectral analysis to the description of these motions and presents the outline of a possible model to be developed when detailed information on mid-stratospheric motions becomes available. Author