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Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Turbulence

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  1. 1) What is an example of mechanical turbulence?

    Mechanical turbulence is created when the wind is forced to move around obstructions such as buildings, hangars, and uneven terrain. The eddies formed on the leeward side of these obstructions are what creates mechanical turbulence.

    Mechanical turbulence is created when the wind is forced to move around obstructions such as buildings, hangars, and uneven terrain. The eddies formed on the leeward side of these obstructions are what creates mechanical turbulence.

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  2. 2) This type of turbulence is not associated with clouds, and is located in the upper atmosphere. It is called...

    Clear Air Turbulence (CAT), according to NOAA is turbulence occurring above 15,000' and is not associated with cumuliform clouds.  

    Clear Air Turbulence (CAT), according to NOAA is turbulence occurring above 15,000' and is not associated with cumuliform clouds.  

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  3. 3) What is the primary difference between severe and extreme turbulence?

    According to the FAA, extreme turbulence is when an aircraft is violently tossed about and is practically impossible to control. It may cause structural damage.

    According to the FAA, extreme turbulence is when an aircraft is violently tossed about and is practically impossible to control. It may cause structural damage.

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  4. 4) This type of turbulence is created by rising thermals of air.

    Convective turbulence is caused by rising thermals of air. This type of turbulence is most common during the summer.

    Convective turbulence is caused by rising thermals of air. This type of turbulence is most common during the summer.

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  5. 5) Wind shear can be found where?

    According to NOAA, wind shear can be located in areas of temperature inversions, near troughs/lows and around the jet stream.

    According to NOAA, wind shear can be located in areas of temperature inversions, near troughs/lows and around the jet stream.

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  6. 6) Turbulence created from friction between frontal layers is known as...

    Frontal turbulence, as described by NOAA, is created when a cold front forces warm air above the airmass and the friction between the two layers creates an area of turbulence.

    Frontal turbulence, as described by NOAA, is created when a cold front forces warm air above the airmass and the friction between the two layers creates an area of turbulence.

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Corey Komarec

Corey is an Embraer 175 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota, and he's been flying since he was 16. You can reach him at corey@boldmethod.com.

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