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Cb Nowcasting in FLYSAFE : Improving flight safety regarding thunderstorm hazards

Sénési, Stéphane and Guillou, Yann and Forster, Caroline and Tafferner, Arnold (2009) Cb Nowcasting in FLYSAFE : Improving flight safety regarding thunderstorm hazards. WMO Symposium on Nowcasting, 30 August - 4 September 2009, Whistler, B.C., Canada.

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The FLYSAFE Project aims at defining and testing new tools and systems contributing to the safety of flights for all aircraft, and addresses weather hazards. A “Weather Information Management System” dedicated to thunderstorm hazard has been designed and developed for three geographical scales. It is ground-based, uses as main inputs radar and MSG satellite data and provides nowcasts up to one hour ahead in an object-oriented mode and in a dedicated GML format. Its evaluation involved research aircrafts, both in real time and in an offline setting. Offline evaluation results show the added value of the products, with respect to on-board data, especially regarding the cases of on-board radar return extinction by heavy rain, and regarding extended spatial coverage, most useful when the aircraft turns sharp. Additional potential value of the products show in the CB objects attributes like trend and hail occurrence

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Cb Nowcasting in FLYSAFE : Improving flight safety regarding thunderstorm hazards
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Sénési, StéphaneMeteo France
Guillou, YannMétéo-France, Toulouse, F
Forster, CarolineUNSPECIFIED
Tafferner, ArnoldUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:FLYSAFE, nowcasting, thunderstorm, weather information for pilots, flight safety
Event Title:WMO Symposium on Nowcasting
Event Location:Whistler, B.C., Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30 August - 4 September 2009
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:03 Dec 2009 18:13
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:46

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