AN IMPROVED METHOD OF PRESSURE PATTERN FLIGHT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TEMPERATURE

Willy Partl

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Pressure-pattern flight is based on the theory that crosswinds along a track always correspond to the up- and down-slopes of the lows and highs at a particular pressure level. We know that the ultimate reason for the lows and highs are the differences in temperature of the respective air masses. There is, however, very seldom a homogeneous distribution of tempcratures and winds within an air mass. The observed changes of the D-values at your pressure level provide an integrated analysis of the situation, but not necessarily the exact crosswind-component in your layer.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 3
Pages: 195 - 197
Cite this article: Partl, Willy, "AN IMPROVED METHOD OF PRESSURE PATTERN FLIGHT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TEMPERATURE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1958, pp. 195-197.
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