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Report on a Visit to the U.S.A. during January 1982 Relating to the Effect of Turbulence and Other Meteorological Hazards on Aircraft Flight

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In January 1982 the author visited the United States to attend and present a paper at the 12th Conference on Severe Local storms in San Antonio Texas. This report highlights certain aspects of that conference and details other discussions held both before and after the conference with the NOAA environmental Research Laboratories, the FAA, the NASA Langley Research Centre and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. List of Appendices 1 Itinerary 2 Program of 12th Conference on Severe Local Storms 3 Vertical Profiles of Wind Speed in Thunderstorm Gust Fronts by Douglas John Sherman 4 Military applications of meteorological satellites evolution and future by Brigadier Albert Kaehn 5 NASA Langley Research Centre - Organisation chart 6 Review of gust loads on aircraft by John Houbolt 7 VGVGH general aviation program by Joe Jewel 8 VGH Program - Wide body jet transport by Joe Jewel 9 Digital VGH program by Derry Mace 10 Strom hazards program by N, Crabill 10a Thunderstorm turbulence by R.E. Dunham 11 Power spectrum of turbulence with a slope of -1 by Harold Murrow 12 Active controls for flutter suppression by Harold Murrow 13 Wind shear by R.E. Dunham 14 Wind hazard models for piloted aircraft simulations by Roland L. Bowles 15 Clear Air Turbulence by Mike L. Kaplan 16 DVGH Program Phase 2 by John Finger.

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  • Meteorology

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