Aviation Turbulence

Processes, Detection, Prediction

Editors: Sharman, Robert, Lane, Todd (Eds.)

  • Update of the current state of knowledge and research in the area of aviation-scale turbulence
  • Covers the full range of topics important to forecasters, engineers, and researchers interested in better understanding the nature of aviation-scale turbulence, remote and in-situ sensing of turbulence and forecasting and verification of turbulence
  • Written by recognized aviation turbulence researchers
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Anyone who has experienced turbulence in flight knows that it is usually not pleasant, and may wonder why this is so difficult to avoid. The book includes papers by various aviation turbulence researchers and provides background into the nature and causes of atmospheric turbulence that affect aircraft motion, and contains surveys of the latest techniques for remote and in situ sensing and forecasting of the turbulence phenomenon. It provides updates on the state-of-the-art research since earlier studies in the 1960s on clear-air turbulence, explains recent new understanding into turbulence generation by thunderstorms, and summarizes future challenges in turbulence prediction and avoidance.

About the authors

Dr. Robert Sharman is a project scientist at the Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO, U.S.A.   Over the last 20 years he has been deeply involved in aviation turbulence research programs there, and oversees development of automated turbulence prediction systems and research into free atmosphere turbulence characterization using high resolution fluid dynamical numerical simulations to better define the turbulence structures associated with severe turbulence encounters by aircraft. 

Dr. Sharman is author or co-author of over 60 scientific articles in professional journals, primarily on the subjects of aviation turbulence prediction, turbulence characterization, topographically-induced, convectively-induced and shear-induced gravity waves and turbulence.  He is a recipient of the SCIENTFIC AMERICAN Top 50 Scientists Award for 2003.


Dr. Todd Lane is currently an Associate Professor and Reader in the School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his PhD from Monash University, Australia in 2000 and between 2000-2005 he was a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado USA. Over his career his research has focused on many aspects of meteorology, including thunderstorms, atmospheric gravity waves, topographic flows, and turbulence. Over the last 15 years he has applied state-of-the-art computer models to problems in aviation turbulence, with particular emphasis on the links between thunderstorms, waves and clear-air turbulence. 

Dr. Lane is author or co-author of over 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was 2014-2015 President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and is currently a Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. He has received awards from the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the American Meteorological Society, the Australian Academy of Science, and NASA. 



Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Nature of Aviation Turbulence

    Sharman, Robert

    Pages 3-30

  • A History of Weather Reporting from Aircraft and Turbulence Forecasting for Commercial Aviation

    Fahey, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • Instabilities Conducive to Aviation Turbulence

    Lin, Yuh-Lang

    Pages 59-82

  • Turbulence Events Interpreted by Vortex Rolls

    Lunnon, Bob

    Pages 83-94

  • Airborne In Situ Measurements of Turbulence

    Cornman, Larry B.

    Pages 97-120

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23630-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23629-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aviation Turbulence
Book Subtitle
Processes, Detection, Prediction
Editors
  • Robert Sharman
  • Todd Lane
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23630-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23630-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23629-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 523
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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