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Skew-T log (p) tip number 16 - Identifying low-level severe turbulence events

Added on: December 19, 2012         Duration: 8 minutes

There’s no question that an encounter with severe turbulence can be quite traumatic even for the most seasoned pilot. Outside of convective activity, it can be difficult or fundamentally impossible to predict the potential for severe or extreme low-level turbulence. Pilot weather reports, or more simply PIREPs, often serve as the best source of information to alert other pilots to this dangerous situation. Of course, PIREPs are not always available so it is imperative to recognize those signatures that favor a severe low level turbulence event. In this workshop we will look at the characteristics of such an event using a Skew-T log (p) diagram.

 

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