A Summary Report of Drexel Tower Data Analysis for Wind Shear is provided. Meteorological measurements made over a 7-year period on a 1000 ft tower were analyzed for frequency of occurrence of wind shears at various levels, frequency of occurrence of wind shears with wind directions at various levels, wind shear magnitudes related to temperature differences at various levels and occurrences of wind shears in connection with inversions, fronts, and thunderstorms. It is shown that there is no one unique recognizable situation that will produce wind shears of any specific magnitude. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drexel University

    Department of Physics and Atmospheric Sciences
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Newstein, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 206 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-136 Summ Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WA-3938
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM