Science / Weather / Clear Air Turbulence: Name given to turbulence that may occur in perfectly clear air without any visual in warning in the form of clouds. It is often found in the vicinity of the jet stream where large shears in the horizontal and vertical are found, although this turbulence is not limited just to jet stream locale. Other areas where it may occur include near mountains, in closed lows aloft, and in regions of wind shear. May be referred to as CAT.
Air Noun Synonyms: atmosphere, ambience, aura, climate, feeling, sense, mood, quality
Clear Synonyms: unencumbered, free, net
Clear Verb Synonyms: exonerate, absolve, acquit, excuse, forgive
Clear Adjective Synonyms: unclouded, cloudless, sunny, fair, sunlit, fine
Clear Adverb Synonyms: distinctly, clearly, starkly, perceptibly, discernibly, understandably, prominently
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