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Aviation aspects of mountain waves.

M. A. Alaka

Aviation aspects of mountain waves.

by M. A. Alaka

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Published by World Meteorological Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


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Summary in French, Russian and Spanish.

SeriesTechnical note / World Meteorological Organization -- no.18, WMO -- no.68.TP.26, Technical note -- no.18.
The Physical Object
Pagination(viii), 50p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13752626M

Mountain Waves formation Airflow over a ridge or mountain range may set up an undulating flow downstream provided certain preconditions are met. This undulating flow is called mountain waves and can be the source of strong turbulence, rotors and high vertical wind speeds. Mountain wave activity is often evidenced by lenticular clouds. Modulation is defined as the process of transmission of information such as images or videos on an electrical signal. Demodulation is defined as the process of extracting this information. There are three types of modulation: AM, FM, and g: Aviation  mountain waves.

Upstream characteristics included southwest winds, stable stratification and a Froude number close to 1. According to the AROME model, these circumstances triggered the development of vertically propagating mountain waves, with maximum vertical velocities above . FS-LaRC July World War II and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics: U.S. Aviation Research Helped Speed Victory. Well before the United States' formal entry into World War II on Dec. 8, , the political, military and industrial leaders of the nation started what became a massive national mobilization effort.

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Aviation aspects of mountain waves by M. A. Alaka Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mountain wave breaking in the high atmosphere is a source of Clear Air Turbulence, and lee wave rotors are a major near-surface aviation hazard. Mountains also act to block strongly stratified air layers, leading to the formation of valley cold air-pools (with implications for road safety, pollution, crop damage, etc.) and gap flows.

Aviation aspects of mountain waves. Geneva, Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: M A Alaka. Over his career his research has focused on many aspects of meteorology, including thunderstorms, atmospheric gravity waves, topographic flows, and turbulence.

Over the last 15 years he has applied state-of-the-art computer models to problems in aviation turbulence, with particular emphasis on the links between thunderstorms, waves and clear.

Aviation Hazards of Mountain Waves Mountain waves are associated with the following hazards to flying: (a) Changes in Altitude. These may be large and not necessarily accompanied by bumpiness.

Mountain Waves •Mountain waves become more pronounced as height increases and may extend into the stratosphere –Some pilots have reported mountain waves at 60, feet. –Vertical airflow component of a standing wave may exceed 8, feet per minute •Vertical shear may cause mountain waves to break, creating stronger turbulence.

The book includes papers by various aviation turbulence researchers and provides background into the nature and causes of atmospheric turbulence that affect aircraft motion, and contains surveys of the latest techniques for remote and in situ sensing and forecasting of the turbulence phenomenon.

Mountain waves are a different phenomena to the mechanical turbulence found in the lee of mountain ranges, and can exist as a smooth undulating airflow or may contain clear air turbulence in the form of breaking waves and 'rotors'.

Mountain waves are defined as 'severe' when the associated downdrafts exceed ft/min and/or severe turbulence is observed or forecast. Flying can wait until another day. The Owens Valley, in the lee of the Sierra Nevada, and Boulder, Colorado, in the lee of the Rockies, are two spots that harbor the most extreme mountain wave turbulence.

Another notorious area is in the mountains between Taos, NM and Colorado Springs, CO. We now give any mountain plenty of room. Footnotes. Mountain waves generally exist in smooth undulating airflow, and can be a benefit to glider craft operations. Conversely, however, mountain waves may contain strong clear air turbulence in the form of breaking waves and rotors, which can be damaging to all sizes of aircraft.

If the amplitude of a wave is large enough, the waves. A contrail in the vicinity of mountain wave activity near Boulder, Colorado, showing areas of turbulence (photograph©,R. Holle). this aspect of aviation also can present pilots with some of the most challenging and potentially dangerous situations encountered in air operations.

Aircraft. • Mountain waves can create significant turbulence particularly along the lee slopes of the mountains. • Possible as stable air moves across a ridge at 20 kts or greater. Flight on the lee side of any ridge should always be done with caution.

Aviation Weather #   A brief history of Northwest (NWA), Delta, and Western meteorology; turbulence forecasting, including mountain wave; and the NWA/Delta Turbulence Plot system provide added perspective. Still today, manual and automated aircraft-based weather observations as well as government and airline produced turbulence forecasts are very valuable.

Fletcher Fairchild Anderson is the owner/operator of Mountain Aviation Services and a multi-rated flight instructor, charter pilot, and corporate pilot. He has given more than hours of mountain flying instruction; those sessions led to the development of a tutorial for students, upon which this book is s: Turbulent flow that impacts aviation can be caused by several different factors and can occur at both low and high-levels in the atmosphere.

This lesson focuses on forecasting mountain wave turbulence. Its methodology relies on the spatial and temporal distribution of winds, stability, and clouds to forecast and verify mountain wave turbulence.

If a mountain wave is strong enough, parts of it can break away from the main flow, creating breaking waves and rotors.

Breaking waves and rotors can create severe or extreme turbulence, which is dangerous for any aircraft, like the B you saw earlier. In meteorology, lee waves are atmospheric stationary waves. The most common form is mountain waves, which are atmospheric internal gravity were discovered in by two German glider pilots, Hans Deutschmann and Wolf Hirth, above the Krkonoše.

They are periodic changes of atmospheric pressure, temperature and orthometric height in a current of air caused by vertical. streamlining it into a clear, concise, and readable book and omitting all reference to specific weather services.

Thus, the text will remain valid and adequate for many years. A companion manual, AVIATION WEATHER SERVICES, Advisory Circularsupplements AVIATION WEATHER.

This supplement (AC ) periodically is updated. MOUNTAIN WAVE SOARING. The great attraction of soaring in mountain waves stems from the continuous lift to great heights. Soaring flights to ab feet have frequently been made in mountain waves.

Once a soaring pilot has reached the rising air of a mountain wave, he has every prospect of maintaining flight for several hours. To an observer, mountain waves are stationary, i.e., c = 0 for all wavenumbers. However, because the wave is part of the flow its intrinsic phase speed cannot be zero.

Thus, relative to the background flow the wave must be moving upwind at the same speed as the wind, i.e., c I =-u er that c I is the intrinsic phase speed; it is the wave speed observed in a reference frame Missing: Aviation.

Book October w Reads How we measure 'reads' A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a. Make your first several wave flights with an experienced CFI in order to reduce your risk of panic-ing in sudden onset severe turbulence.

The diagrams of wave and rotor that you see in books show a simplified 2-d slice through the terrain+wave+rotor system. Say the wind is at Mountain waves can sometimes be identified by rows of lenticular clouds that form in the ascent (cooling) phases of the waves. Mountain waves are important in many contexts.

They can trigger intense downslope windstorms and severe clear-air turbulence. both of which pose safety hazards to aviation.

Mountain waves also cause im.Forecasting mountain waves, specifically the breaking of these waves, is necessary to accurately predict the presence of Stratoturb. The Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) requested a product with the capability of forecasting Stratoturb at 30, 50, and 70 mb using model data currently available.

To facilitate their request, the Mountain Wave.