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Forecasting the mountain wave.

C. F. Jenkins

Forecasting the mountain wave.

by C. F. Jenkins

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Published by Geophysics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge Research Center in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mountains.,
  • Winds.,
  • Meteorology in aeronautics.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesAir Force surveys in geophysics,, no. 15
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC801 .U54 no. 15
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6148738M
    LC Control Number53061860
    OCLC/WorldCa20881791

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    Mountain waves occur on the lee side of topographical barriers and occur when the wind-flow is strong, 25 knots or more, and the flow is roughly perpendicular to the mountain range. The structure of the barrier and the strength of the wind determines the amplitude and the type of the wave. The Mountain Wave Project (MWP) pursues global scientific research of gravity waves and associated turbulence. MWP seeks to develop new scientific insights and knowledge through high altitude and record seeking glider flights with the goal of increasing overall flight safety and improving pilot training.


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Mountain Wave Visual Indicators:Rotors & Rotor Clouds. Contains strong turbulence and should be avoided by pilots. Typically occur at or below mountain-top level and within 20NM of the ridge line.

Cloud found near the top of the rotor circulation and under higher lenticular clouds. Turbulent flow that impacts aviation can be caused by several different factors and can occur at both low and high-levels in the atmosphere.

This lesson focuses on forecasting mountain wave turbulence. Its methodology relies on the spatial and temporal distribution of winds, stability, and clouds to forecast and verify mountain wave turbulence. Mountain Wave The wavelike effect, characterized by updrafts and downdrafts, that occurs above and behind a mountain range when rapidly flowing air encounters the mountain range's steep front.

You can either type in the word you are looking for. Especially in wave conditions you would expect the temperature profile to be differ whether you measure under the wave crest or in a wave trough. A detailed cross-section chart showing isotherms (lines of equal temperature) across the mountain range would illustrate that.

Unfortunately, we rarely have such a chart available to us. A global mountain wave parameterization for prediction of wave-related displacements and turbulence is described.

The parameterization is used with input from National Meteorological Center analyses of wind and temperature to examine small-scale disturbances encountered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration high-altitude ER-2 during the Second.

Forecasting mountain wave turbulence for aviation • Atmospheric turbulence encountered in commercial aviation – cause of most weather-related aircraft incidents • Mountain wave breaking in the lower stratosphere is one of the major causes of it • For clear air turbulence (CAT), there are no visual clues – pilots reliant on.

A MOUNTAIN WAVE EVENT WEST OF THE COLORADO PARK RANGE. Christopher N. Jones 1*, Jeffery D. Colton 1, Ray McAnelly 2, and Michael P. Meyers 1 1 National Weather Service, Grand Junction, Colorado 2 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. INTRODUCTION.

During the overnight hours of April wind gusts to 40 ms-1. To an observer, mountain waves are stationary, i.e., c = 0 for all wavenumbers. However, because the wave is part of the flow its intrinsic phase speed cannot be zero. Thus, relative to the background flow the wave must be moving upwind at the same speed as the wind, i.e., c I =-u er that c I is the intrinsic phase speed; it is the wave speed observed in.

Since MWFM was the only one of the three mountain wave forecasting models capable of issuing forecasts over the entire Arctic, its standard forecast maps covered the entire SOLVE area of airborne operations, depicted in Fig. 1, at standard reference pressure levels in the 10–hPa range. These MWFM forecasts ran automatically at set times.

Mountain wave breaking in the high atmosphere is a source of Clear Air Turbulence, and lee wave rotors are a major near-surface aviation hazard.

Mountains also act to block strongly stratified air layers, leading to the formation of valley cold air-pools (with implications for road safety, pollution, crop damage, etc.) and gap flows. Mountain wave induced turbulence and the mechanisms responsible for wave breaking are a complex and relatively poorly understood topic, with progress limited by a lack of.

Accurate, reliable and engaging weather forecasts and discussion for Colorado, the Front Range and the Palmer Divide. - MountainWave Weather.

This foundation module describes the features of mountain waves and explores the conditions under which they form. Like other foundation modules in the Mesoscale Primer, this module starts with a forecast scenario and concludes with a final exam.

Rich graphics, audio narration, and frequent interactions enhance the presentation. Forecasting mountain waves, specifically the breaking of these waves, is necessary to accurately predict the presence of Stratoturb.

The Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) requested a product with the capability of forecasting Stratoturb at 30, 50, and 70 mb using model data currently : Mark S. Allen. This is the wind, wave and weather forecast for Badger Mountain Heliport in Colorado, United States.

Windfinder specializes in wind, waves, tides and weather reports & forecasts for wind related sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing or paragliding.

The Forecast is based on the GFS model. Forecasts are available worldwide. Chapter 2: Mountain Wave, 36 Wave Basics – How Waves Form In The Atmosphere, 37 Mountain Waves: The Two-Dimensional Conceptual Model, 39 Other Wave Forms, 48 Complex Terrain, 52 Rotor And Other Hazards, 59 Forecasting Mountain Waves, 65 Using Wave Lift, 70 Cross-Country Soaring Flight Using Wave Lift, 79 Footnotes for Chapter Two, Explicit inclusion of mountain-wave turbulence (MWT) forecasts, Extension of maximum forecast lead time from 12 hrs to 18 hrs, updated hourly, Inclusion of a nowcast product, providing updates at 15 min intervals, which is especially important for convective turbulence.

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Verification of the Mountain Wave Forecast Model's Stratospheric Turbulence Forecasts Using Sounding Data and Pilot Reports. requested a product with the capability of forecasting Stratoturb at 30, 50, and 70 mb using model data currently available.

To facilitate their request, the Mountain Wave Forecast Model (MWFM) was acquired from the Naval Research Laboratory. MWFM turbulence forecasts generated twice daily over East Asia, using the AVN. Although mountain wave activity is usually forecast reasonably well by the Bureau of Meteorology, many local factors may effect the formation of 'breaking waves' and 'rotors'.

When planning a flight a pilot should take note of the winds and the terrain to assess the likelihood of waves and rotors. : Verification of the Mountain Wave Forecast Model's Stratospheric Turbulence Forecasts Using Sounding Data and Pilot Reports () by Miller, Scott M.

and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices.The forecast continues to look less conducive for wave development over the next couple of days, and I begin to realize that my initial contact with the wave might be all that I'll see.

After chasing some hawks and other gliders around the valley, I pay a visit to High Country Soaring across the street from Soar Minden.Mountain wave forms when strong winds blow across a mountain range, causing a wave-like pattern and extending for up to hundreds of miles downwind of the mountain range.

And while mountain wave can be beneficial for gliders as a form of lift, breaking waves and rotors can create severe to extreme turbulence, which can make for a very bumpy, and.