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Study: ‘Gravity waves’ from storms can produce turbulence miles away

07-12-2012

New research presented at a scientific meeting in San Francisco this week found that moderate and severe clear-air turbulence can occur miles away from convective activity and doesn’t have to be associated with mountain waves or the jet stream. Researchers compared pilot reports and data on flight conditions logged by flight data recorders with computer simulations of specific weather events. The studies showed that “ripples” of moderate and severe turbulence can move outward from thunderstorms for many miles. The research could lead to better short-term turbulence forecasts, giving a pilots an idea of which areas in the vicinity of thunderstorms to avoid for a smoother ride.

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