air turbulence

air turbulence

[′er ¦tər·byə·ləns]
(meteorology)
Highly irregular atmospheric motion characterized by rapid changes in wind speed and direction and by the presence, usually, of up and down currents.
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There are many different reasons turbulence happens, but the most common is CAT, which stands for Clear Air Turbulence.
That ensures theyre aware of potentially dangerous clear air turbulence, thunderstorms and low-altitude wind shear, all of which could affect the safety of flight.
According to the media personnel on board the flight accompanying the national team delegation, the plane went through severe air turbulence for 20 minutes, leaving people on board in panic.
5 kilometers in front of airplanes and provide pilots with sufficient time to take appropriate action to avoid wind shear and clear air turbulence, which does not have any visual cues such as clouds.
To determine turbulence frequency, he examined 21 indicators of air turbulence levels related to wind--such as air flow direction and wind speed-and compared the results for each simulation.
WxOps[R] holds several patents and patents pending for products in the areas of Geospatial, C4, Clear Air Turbulence and logistics tracking.
According to Philippine Airlines (PAL) spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, PAL flight PR 1103 from Los Angeles, which had 248 passengers on board, experienced clear air turbulence at 6:21 a.
My air turbulence fears A PLANE passenger said he feared for his life as a transatlantic jet dropped in severe turbulence, injuring 16 people on board.
Abu Dhabi: A specialist team from Etihad Airways has met the nine passengers who were hospitalised after an Etihad Airways plane encountered severe and unexpected clear air turbulence on Wednesday, the airline said on Thursday.
Clear air turbulence is a normal phenomenon experienced worldwide in aviation industry, he said.
The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after it hit some terrifying air turbulence over Alaska.