Accession Number:

AD0745023

Title:

Continuation of High Altitude Clear Air Turbulence Studies

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Vertical motions accompanying stable lapse conditions should produce temperature oscillations at least at the onset of turbulence Atlas, 1969. These oscillations are normally of smaller magnitudes than are observable at the limiting resolution of upper air temperature devices commonly employed in radiosondes. To detect detailed temperature changes associated with turbulence, more sensitive devices with shorter response times are necessary. Suitable devices can be aircraft-mounted and be capable of measuring scales on the order of those present in the turbulence motions. In the report it is inferred that variations in stratospheric turbulent gusts tend to occur on the same length scale as the wavelength of horizontal temperature oscillations.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE