SOME OBSERVATIONS OF THUNDERSTORM-INDUCED LOW-LEVEL WIND VARIATIONS

The character of a thunderstorm outflow case is described using data from a multilevel 461-m meteorological tower in central Oklahoma. Statistical information is presented which verifies that an aircraft on takeoff or approach can be frequently affected by headwind loss coupled with downdrafts (short landing on approaches) and these conditions are more prevalent at lower tower levels.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Goff, R C
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 423-428
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM