DISCUSSION: As many frequent flyers, atmospheric scientists, pilots, and air-traffic controllers know, atmospheric turbulence is a major hazard across the global aviation community. Whether it is impacting a given aircraft during take-off, at cruising altitude, during descent, or even final approach and landing, there is no debate that atmospheric turbulence remains to be a major threat to the safety of passengers and flight crews around the world every day. Attached above are two stories (the upper-most one being a new story with a piece courtesy of Dr. Paul Williams from the University of Reading and the lower story being narrated by Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz of the Global Weather and Climate Center.). These two respective narratives give neat insights into the causes as well as the unique hazards which are directly tied to atmospheric turbulence. Feel free to watch both of them, for a complete perspective on this very complicated and interesting ongoing aviation topic.
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© 2018 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz