Bedard A. J. (December 2010): Meteorology, Chapter 257. In: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 3353-3369. ISBN 9780470686652Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter reviews impacts on aircraft posed by a variety of atmospheric phenomena covering a large range of altitudes, scale sizes, and origins. Such weather hazards can be regional, long-duration fields of turbulence or, on the other hand, concentrated, short-duration microbursts. Accident statistics indicate the frequency and severities of encounters with various types of weather. A review of key weather features describes physical processes involved. Methods for prediction and warning discussed suggest hazard mitigation approaches and areas of need for further research.
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