Forecasting Clear Air Turbulence for Aviation

Forecasting Clear Air Turbulence for Aviation
  • Identify areas of likely turbulence based on long-wave pattern recognition
  • Use NWP turbulence indices and guidance products to confirm or refine the areas of potential turbulence
  • Use vertical cross sections of the turbulence indices to determine the altitudes at which turbulence may be found
  • Use pilot reports (PIREPS) to determine if the turbulence will be of moderate or greater intensity
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other aviation weather centers by sharing important turbulence-related weather information