Bedard A. J. (December 2010): Meteorology, Chapter 257. In: Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 3353-3369. ISBN 9780470686652

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: PSD Publications
Divisions: Physical Sciences Division
DOI: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae320
URI: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/pubs/id/eprint/756