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Turbulence Grade Classification

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Turbulence Grade Classification
<strong>Turbulence Grade Classification</strong>
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<td><strong>LIGHT</strong></td>
<td>Condition less than moderate turbulence. Changes in accelerometer readings less than 0.5g at the Center of Gravitiy (CG). Reported as “Turbulence light”.</td>
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<td><strong>MODERATE</strong></td>
<td>Moderate changes in ACFT attitude and/or altitude may occur but ACFT remains in positive control at all times. Accelerometer readings 0.5g to 1.0g. Difficulties in walking. Loose objects move about. Strain felt against belt. Reported as “Turbulence moderate”.</td>
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<td><strong>SEVERE</strong></td>
<td>Abrupt changes in ACFT attitude and/or altitude. ACFT may be out of control for short periods. Large variation in airspeed. Accelerometers readings &gt; 1.0g. Occupants forced violently against seatbelts. Loose objects tossed about. Reported as “Turbulence severe”.</td>
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Source: ICAO

See also:
<a title="Downdraft and Microburst (MB)" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/downdraft-microburst-mb/">Downdraft and Microburst (MB)</a>
<a title="Mountain Waves (MTW)" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/mountain-waves-mtw/">Mountain Waves (MTW)</a>
<a title="Thunderstorms, CB / TCU" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/thunderstorms-cb-tcu/">Thunderstorms, CB / TCU</a>
<a title="Turbulence Grade Classification" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/turbulence/">Turbulence Grade Classification</a>
<a title="Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) Encounter" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/clear-air-turbulence-cat-encounter/">Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) Encounter</a>
<a title="Wind Shear" href="http://flightcrewguide.com/wiki/meteorology/wind-shear/">Wind Shear</a>



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