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Summary of Atmospheric Turbulence DataTurbulence data obtained from recent flights of the U-2 airplanes and from the National Severe Storms Project agree in general with the results obtained in previous investigations. The data show that nonstorm turbulence decreases in intensity and amount with increasing altitude. Less than 2 percent of the flight distance was in turbulence at altitudes above 50,000 feet. It also appears that the root-mean-square gust velocities of the composite turbulence patches may be 15 to 20 percent lower than previous estimates.
Document ID
20000011971
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Steiner, Roy (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Conference on Aircraft Operating Problems: A Compilation of the Papers Presented
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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