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Low-level wind shear a critical review by Julius Badner

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Published by Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, [Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Services], National Weather Service in Silver Spring, Md .
Written in English


  • Vertical wind shear,
  • Wind forecasting,
  • Meteorology in aeronautics

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Edition Notes

Apr. 1979

StatementJulius Badner, Meteorological Services Division
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ; NWS FCST-23
ContributionsUnited States. National Weather Service. Meteorological Services Division
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 57, [13] p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16798603M

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Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Scott: “A forecast for non-convective low level wind shear (LLWS) is perhaps one of the most misunderstood aviation weather forecasts. Understandably so; a pilot hears the term wind shear and immediately jumps to the conclusion that severe turbulence is likely. It’s a common misconception, but non-convective low level wind shear is not a forecast for . Oct 07,  · Wind shear is defined as a marked change of wind speed and/or wind direction over a horizontal plane or within a vertical depth of the atmosphere. When the wind shear occurs near the surface, it is referred to as low-level wind shear and abbreviated LLWS. Low-Altitude Wind Shear and Its Hazard to Aviation Report of the Committee on Low-Altitude Wind Shear ant! Its Hazarc! to Aviation A Joint Study Commission on Engineering ant} Technical Systems Aeronautics and Space Engineering Boars!

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