A procedure for the prediction of extreme turbulence within and in the vicinity of thunderstorms is proposed and developed. The objective of the technique, within the limits of accuracy attainable, is the prediction of turbulence characterized by effective gusts of a given magnitude. The technique is basically similar to current techniques in the use of indices to potential energy of hydrostatic instability. Since the technique is developed upon a physical basis with statistical links, there exists a possibility of further refinement through a consideration by parts when further necessary basic data become available.

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