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2014-07-29 23:14:55

Sibelloptics Recently Delivered a Laser Radar to NASA with the Ability to Detect Aircraft Turbulence; The System, Christened Windimager, is Also Able to See the Violent and Unpredictable Winds

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2010-07-31 07:23:35

Gray Creech of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center can remember August 2, 1985, as if it was yesterday.

2008-11-03 15:00:13

DENVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has purchased a WindTracer(R) lidar system from Lockheed Martin , which is being tested at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

2008-07-14 15:00:46

Power was being restored Monday to parts of the Phoenix, area, which were hit by an unexpected downpour and high winds, causing flash flooding. The flooding was triggered by more than 2 inches of rain that fell in a short period Sunday, The Arizona Republic reported.


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2009-07-18 14:50:11

Wind Shear (windshear, wind gradient) is described as difference in wind speed and direction over a short distance in the atmosphere. Wind shear is broken down into vertical and horizontal components. Horizontal wind shear is seen across weather fronts and near coastal regions. A vertical wind shear is found near the surface, or at upper levels of the atmosphere. Wind shear is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs over short distances, although it can be associated with larger scale cold...

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