"Turbulence: A New Perspective for Pilots"
Here is a book which will help you to
understand and recognize the conditions favorable
for aviation turbulence ("bumpiness in flight")
so that its effects can be avoided or
The book is written for those who
have some background in elementary aviation
meteorology and flight experience. It can be
used for either a formal "Advanced Aviation
Meteorology" course or for self-study. The text
concentrates on turbulence causes, structures,
and effects. These topics are examined using a
minimum of mathematics and a maximum of practical
information about the four basic types of
- low-level turbulence
- turbulence in and near thunderstorms
- clear air turbulence (CAT),
mountain wave turbulence (MWT).
Conceptual models, visible indicators, rules of
thumb, large scale meteorological patterns, and
descriptions of actual turbulence incidents are
used to characterize the various turbulence
The book concludes by integrating this
information into the flight planning process, and
then it looks into the future at some of the
improvements that are on the horizon to help
detect and forecast turbulence.
Softcover, 7" x
10", 150 pages.