Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 20, page 206, 20 May 1997
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Until now, no one was able to experience the ocean-like breaking of waves in the air above our heads—except when jet planes experienced sudden losses of altitude. Now a new turbulence warning system is being developed by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., to alert air traffic controllers and pilots to turbulent conditions. The warning system, which is being developed for Hong Kong's new airport and tested at Juneau, Alaska, summarizes data from a wind profiler, anemometer, and Doppler lidar (a type of laser).