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Wake Vortex Bibliography

This bibliography consists of abstracts of publications on aircraft wake vortices. Experimental and theoretical articles are included and address the formation, structure, motion and decay of vortices and their effect on penetrating aircraft. The website was developed to facilitate wake vortex research and is not an official nor comprehensive archive. For more information about the Wake Vortex Bibliography, please read the Preface.

The online version of the Wake Vortex Bibliography was last updated on September 15, 2020. For more information about reports referenced in this bibliography, please contact Stephen Mackey at

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