Aviation Turbulence

Processes, Detection, Prediction

  • Robert Sharman
  • Todd Lane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Sharman
      Pages 3-30
    3. Tom Fahey, Emily N. Wilson, Rory O’Loughlin, Melissa Thomas, Stephanie Klipfel
      Pages 31-58
  3. Turbulence Detection Methods and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Larry B. Cornman
      Pages 97-120
    3. Larry B. Cornman, Robert K. Goodrich
      Pages 121-148
    4. John K. Williams, Gregory Meymaris
      Pages 149-177
    5. Wiebke Deierling, John K. Williams
      Pages 179-192
  4. Nowcasting, Forecasting, and Verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. David R. Bright, Steven A. Lack, Jesse A. Sparks
      Pages 213-226
    3. Melissa Thomas, Stephanie Klipfel, Emily N. Wilson, Tom Fahey
      Pages 227-242
    4. John A. Knox, Alan W. Black, Jared A. Rackley, Emily N. Wilson, Jeremiah S. Grant, Stephanie P. Phelps et al.
      Pages 243-260
    5. Philip G. Gill
      Pages 261-283
    6. Piers Buchanan
      Pages 285-296
  5. Observational and Modeling Studies

  6. Future Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Paul D. Williams, Manoj M. Joshi
      Pages 465-480
    3. Jung-Hoon Kim, William N. Chan, Banavar Sridhar
      Pages 481-500
    4. Robert Sharman, Todd Lane, Ulrich Schumann
      Pages 501-518
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 519-523

About this book


Anyone who has experienced turbulence in flight knows that it is usually not pleasant, and may wonder why this is so difficult to avoid. The book includes papers by various aviation turbulence researchers and provides background into the nature and causes of atmospheric turbulence that affect aircraft motion, and contains surveys of the latest techniques for remote and in situ sensing and forecasting of the turbulence phenomenon. It provides updates on the state-of-the-art research since earlier studies in the 1960s on clear-air turbulence, explains recent new understanding into turbulence generation by thunderstorms, and summarizes future challenges in turbulence prediction and avoidance.


Atmospheric Turbulence Energy Dissipation Rate Forecasting Techniques Gravity Waves Remote Sensing of Turbulence Thunderstorm Turbulence Avoidance

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Sharman
    • 1
  • Todd Lane
    • 2
  1. 1.ResearchNational Center for AtmosphericBoulderUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth SciencesThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23629-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23630-8
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