Where Wild Winds Rule

The flight path of the 2,256-kilometer world record gliding flight in a straight distance demonstrates good correlation with the bands of statistically derived areas of prevalent wave climbs.

We found this nice article about the wave in Argentina:

In a field where science and adventure sports meet, the team of the Mountain Wave Project (MWP) (mountain-wave-project.com) is trying, in connection with the scientific section of the Organisation Scientifique et Technique du Vol à Voile, to carry out targeted research on internal gravity waves (i.e., the interface between the mountain and the atmosphere) in the atmosphere and put its findings to work in record-setting glider flights. This glider-based "research lab" demonstrates impressively how modern forecasting methods can be applied to identify relevant atmospheric structures (such as mountain waves).

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