Clear-Air Turbulence: Simultaneous Observations by Radar and Aircraft

Science  18 Aug 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3790, pp. 808-809
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3790.808


Ultrasensitive radars and uninstrumented jet aircraft in concert have probed regions of the clear atmosphere in search of clear-air turbulence. All sources of clear-air radar echoes above 6 kilometers that were probed simultaneously by the aircraft were found to be turbulent.