Re: clear air turbulence

Date:         24 Jan 98 02:53:15 
From:         Don Stauffer <stauffer@htc.honeywell.com>
Organization: honeywell
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Philip Miller wrote:
> Can someone explain how this phenomenon occurs?  Is it simply a change
> in density of the air due to temperature?

A wind shear is the most common cause.  Because of viscosity effects,
two streams of air with different velocities have a gradient that will
go unstable, and vortices (turbulence) will develop.
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Don Stauffer in Minneapolis
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