Clear-air turbulence

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Term clear-air turbulence
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Related entries

aircraft turbulence

wind shear

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Abbreviation

CAT

Definition

A higher altitude (6–15 km) turbulence phenomenon occurring in cloud-free regions, associated with wind shear, particularly between the core of a jet stream and the surrounding air.

Definition Source

American Meteorological Society (AMS), Glossary of Meteorology [1] 2000

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