MODEL PREDICTIONS OF WIND AND TURBULENCE PROFILES ASSOCIATED WITH AN ENSEMBLE OF AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS
The feasibility of predicting conditions under which wind/turbulence environments hazardous to aviation operations exist is studied by examining a number of different accidents in detail. A model of turbulent flow in the atmospheric boundary layer is used to reconstruct wind and turbulence profiles which may have existed at low altitudes at the time of the accidents. The predictions are consistent with available flight recorder data, but neither the input boundary conditions nor the flight recorder observations are sufficiently precise for these studies to be interpreted as verification tests of the model predictions.
Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton50 Washington Road, P.O. Box 2229
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- Williamson, G G
- Lewellen, W S
- Teske, M E
- Publication Date: 1977-7
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft crashes; Aircraft operations; Altitude; Atmospheric layers; Atmospheric turbulence; Boundary layer; Crash investigation; Flight recorders; Forecasting; Mathematical prediction; Model atmosphere; Thunderstorms; Velocity; Wind; Wind shear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Low altitude
- Old TRIS Terms: Wind profiles; Wind velocity
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Data and Information Technology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00175016
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-2884 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NAS8-32037
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM