Accession Number:

AD0613035

Title:

CORRELATION BETWEEN CLEAR-AIR TURBULENCE AND ELECTRIC FIELDS,

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The results of a cooperative effort by Stanford Research Institute, United Air Lines, and Air Force Systems Command to determine the correlation between regions of clear-air turbulence and aircraft electrical activity are described. Corona discharges from precipitation static dischargers on DC-8 aircraft were monitored and correlated with clear-air turbulence encounters. A significant correlation was found to exist between clear-air turbulence encounters and periods of electrical discharge. It is suggested that these electrical discharges may be caused by electric fields in the region of clear-air turbulence, particulate matter in the region that charges the aircraft, or a combination of both. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE