High Altitude Clear Air Turbulence Project

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory conducted the High Altitude Clear Air Turbulence Project in the mid 1960s with the intention of better understanding air turbulence to improve aircraft structural designs. Upper air wind turbulence was recorded and combined with meteorological forecasts and observations to obtain better statistical understanding of atmospheric turbulence environment and its affect upon aircraft. The Air Force used the U-2 aircraft to collect the data. The U-2 aircraft were intentionally flow into regions of turbulence or suspected turbulence to record results. Although the primary collection points were in Louisiana, California, Maine, Florida, Panama, and England, data was collected all over the world. Over 285 flights contributed to the collection.

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Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) []
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Temporal Extent Begin 1964-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1968-12-31

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