Re: Detection of clear air turbulence

From:         neilf@global.co.za (Neil Fraser)
Organization: Global Internet access
Date:         20 Jul 96 15:56:04 
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In article <airliners.1996.1278@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
   craig@pacific.net.sg (Craig Welch) wrote:

>Can others help clarify this? Are there advances in CAT
>detection/avoidance?

I once flew through an area of sky that in daylight looked perfectly
harmless.  The Stormscope was showing a few crosses in said area of sky,
and I thought this was just electronic mischief.  When I got to where the
dots were, there was unexpected turbulence.  I have always wondered if
the Stormscope had somehow detected a type of electrical field associated
with turbulence, and whether this principle could be used to scan for CAT.

Neil A Fraser

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