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Description of convective-scale numerical weather simulation use in a flight simulator within the Flysafe project

Pradier, Stéphanie and Forster, Caroline and Hesbeen, W. W. M. and Pagé, Christian and Sénési, Stéphane and Tafferner, Arnold and Bernard-Bouissières, I. and Caumont, O. and Drouin, Agathe and Ducrocq, V. and Guillou, Yann and Josse, Patrick (2009) Description of convective-scale numerical weather simulation use in a flight simulator within the Flysafe project. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 103, pp. 127-136. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-008-0317-4.

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Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/?k=10.1007%2fs00703-008-0317-4

Abstract

FLYSAFE is an Integrated Project of the 6th framework of the European Commission aiming at improving flight safety through the development of a Next Generation Integrated Surveillance System (NGISS). The NGISS will provide information to the pilot on a number of external hazards, with particular emphasis on weather, air traffic and terrain. One of its advantage will be the capability of displaying data about all three hazards on a single screen, facilitating rapid pilot assessment of the situation. In order to improve the accuracy of warnings provided to aircraft in flight, specialised tools for generating nowcasts of atmospheric hazards are under development: the Weather Information Management Systems (WIMSs). Four types of WIMSs feeding the NG-ISS were defined, each addressing one hazard: clear air turbulence, thunderstorms (CB), icing (ICE), and wake vortices. These products are generated by on-ground systems from observations and model forecasts. To evaluate the impact of these new kind of information during realistic in-flight conditions, as well as to test the NG-ISS abilities, severe weather high resolution simulations were performed. Meteorological synthetic outputs feed the WIMS, and a flight simulator including the NG-ISS. We focus here on synthetic ICE and CB WIMS diagnosed from two heavy precipitating events simulations in the vicinity of airports. The first one is a deep convection situation over the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, on the 23rd of June, 2005. The second occurred on the 20th of September, 1999 during the Mesoscale Alpine Program (MAP-IOP2B) near the Innsbruck airport. These two simulated events will be discussed, as well as weather hazards provided by ICE and CB WIMSs.

Document Type:Article
Title:Description of convective-scale numerical weather simulation use in a flight simulator within the Flysafe project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Pradier, StéphanieMétéo France
Forster, CarolineUNSPECIFIED
Hesbeen, W. W. M.NLR, Amsterdam, NL
Pagé, ChristianMeteo France
Sénési, StéphaneMeteo France
Tafferner, ArnoldUNSPECIFIED
Bernard-Bouissières, I.Météo France, Toulouse, F
Caumont, O.ENM, Météo France, Toulouse, F
Drouin, AgatheMeteo France
Ducrocq, V.Meteo France
Guillou, YannMétéo-France, Toulouse, F
Josse, PatrickMétéo France, Toulouse, F
Date:2009
Journal or Publication Title:Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:103
DOI:10.1007/s00703-008-0317-4
Page Range:pp. 127-136
Status:Published
Keywords:FLYSAFE, air traffic, weather hazards, nowcasting, forecasting, thunderstorms
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic and Weather (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Dr. Caroline Forster
Deposited On:02 Dec 2009 18:10
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:46

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