Heights of tops of Cb clouds over India
Cumulonimbus clouds, which are manifestations of great instability in the atmosphere, constitute a serious hazard to aviation. Heavy turbulence, hail and lightning associated with Cb clouds may endanger safety of aircraft. Updraft and downdraft, which in some cases are as high as 6000 ft min-1 as also gusts experienced in Cb clouds may lead to loss of control or structural damage to aircraft. There have been instances of wind-screens of aircraft being holed, perspex astrodomes shattered and deicer boots ripped off due to hail. Hence knowledge of the structure and in particular the vertical extent of Cb clouds is most essential for safe flight-planning. Very little data in respect of heights of tops of Cb clouds in India and other tropical countries are avail-able.
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