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Convective outflow boundaries

Added on: September 27, 2010         Duration: 8 minutes

Convective outflow boundaries emanating from deep, moist convection may be a precursor for an encounter with severe turbulence and dangerous low level wind shear or may quietly pass by without raising a single leaf on a tree. The pilot’s best defense is to recognize and characterize the outflow boundary using visible satellite and ground-based radar imagery. In this workshop you will learn how to identify the presence of a convective outflow boundary on both the visible satellite and NWS NEXRAD Doppler radar and determine if the outflow boundary will be a threat for significant low level turbulence.


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