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Whenever wind shear conditions are forecast, or reported by other aircraft, pilots should include discussion of wind shear recognition and response in the takeoff or approach brief. Whether or not wind shear conditions are expected, the pilot must be able to recognise quickly when wind shear is affecting the aircraft.
about the causes and the characteristics of low altitude wind shear. Thus, the Lincoln Doppler radar studies of aviation-hazardous weather focus.on the automatic detection and warning of low altitude wind shear in an air-port terminal area. It is this focus on low altittide wind shear that lead us to realize
Wind Shear Detection. Provides information on Dangerous Twisting of the Winds™ in the atmosphere, including graphical indication of wind intensity and the capability to identify the speed of rotating winds, which can be an indicator of potential tornadic development.
Reflectivity (P-typed), Wind Gust, Precipitation, Atmospheric Moisture (Precipitable Water), 500mb Absolute Vorticity, Pressure Change, CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy), Snow depth *Vector field layer **10m Wind, 850mb Wind, 500mb Wind, 300mb Wind *Contour line layer **MSLP, 850mb Height, 500mb Height, 300mb Height
The NWS produces products from the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) network, a Doppler Weather Radar network operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is used for the detection of wind shear, precipitation, and winds aloft near major U.S. airports.
The highest sustained wind speed recorded at NOS water level stations from southern Texas to Louisiana during Hurricane Harvey was 49.6 m/s (96.4 kts) at Aransas Pass, TX on 8/26/2017 01:42. The highest wind gust was also recorded at Aransas Pass, Texas and measured 59.3 m/s (115.3 kts) on 8/26/2017 02:42 GMT.
Deep-layer (200−850 hPa) vertical wind shear is generally an inhibiting factor for tropical cyclone intensification. This negative relationship stems from a number of processes, including: vertical misalignment of the vortex, increased stability, ventilation of the upper-tropospheric warm core, and dry air entrainment. Despite these processes, many tropical cyclones can intensify under ...