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A look on the Etihad EY474 turbulence encounter on 4 May 2016 from a Cb-global perspective
A turbulence encounter of a flight close to Sumatra caused atmospheric scientists from the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics and WxFUSION, a DLR spin-off company, to analyze this event with the new methodology Cb-global. This thunderstorm detection and nowcasting system is capable of detecting thunderstorms in near real time and to nowcast their future development. Cb-global is based on satellite data, in this case from Himawari-8 available in real time with a space/time resolution of 2 km (IR channels)/10 minutes. An analysis with Cb-global reveals that the severe turbulence encountered by the aircraft has most probably been caused by a rapidly developing convective cell.
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