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Clear-Air Turbulence and Sporadic E Activity

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Science  11 Oct 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3850, pp. 270
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3850.270

Abstract

Pilots' reports of clear-air turbulence correlate inferentially with sporadic E activity observed by backscatter radar. A cursory survey was made of 19 reports of turbulence between 1 and 20 August 1964 over the western United States; all but three correlate with sporadic E patches.