Strong wind changes and turbulence encountered by aircraft arriving or departing an airport constitute hazards to safe flight. Most serious encounters are thunderstorm outflow related. The gust front structure as observed by Doppler radar, standard weather radar, a 461 m meteorologically instrumented tower, aircraft and other observations is presented. Gust front evolution as observed with a severe thunderstorm is shown. Turbulence and multiple surges are discussed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Severe Storms Laboratory

    1313 Holly Circle, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin
    Norman, OK  United States  73069
  • Authors:
    • Goff, R C
    • Lee, J T
    • Brandes, E A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-119 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA76WAI-622
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1979 12:00AM