Fri, Jul 30, 2010
Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms,
names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that
populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed
wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.
Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of
the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects
of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also
encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research
any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS
welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
The irregular and instantaneous motions of air which is made up
of a number of small of eddies that travel in the general air
current. Atmospheric turbulence is caused by random fluctuations in
the wind flow. It can be caused by thermal or convective currents,
differences in terrain and wind speed, along a frontal zone, or
variation in temperature and pressure.
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