Satellite-based Nowcasting and Aviation Program


Figure 3:  The frequency of objective in-situ aircraft turbulence observations at varying distance from GOES-12 OT and non-overshooting cold pixels (non-OT) from April-September 2005-2008. The frequency of severe turbulence is multiplied by 10 so that variability in the curves can be seen using the y-axis scale appropriate for lesser intensity turbulence. (bottom-left) The distance between both GOES-12 IRW-texture OT detections and non-overshooting cold pixels to the closest NLDN CG lightning strike from May to September 2008. (bottom-right) A similar comparison to the left panel, but overshooting and non-overshooting pixels are grouped into IRW BT bins.