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Improved thunderstorm weather information for pilots through ground and satellite based observing systems

Tafferner, Arnold and Forster, Caroline and Hagen, Martin and Hauf, Thomas and Lunnon, Bob and Mirza, Andrew and Gouillou, Yann and Zinner, Tobias (2010) Improved thunderstorm weather information for pilots through ground and satellite based observing systems. 14th conference on ARAM, 90th AMS Annual Meeting 2010, 17.-21. Jan. 2010, Atlanta, USA.

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Abstract

Within FLYSAFE, a European Commission funded project running from 2005 to 2009, a ground based thunderstorm weather information and management system has been developed which uses remote sensing information from radar, satellite and lightning detection systems. It has successfully been employed and demonstrated during flight trials carried out in summer 2009 over Central Europe. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate that the information provided by such a system could help pilots in gaining a better overview of the weather situation as compared to what can be provided by nowadays onboard systems. This in turn could help pilots in decision making, e.g. which route to take when passing through a thunderstorm line. For the study a number of aircraft accidents and incidents related to thunderstorm activity has been selected for demonstrating the usefulness of such a ground based weather information system. In each case, thunderstorm positions as detected by the ground based system are compared with actual aircraft positions and tracks where known. Finally, the possible up-link of the ground-based weather information to the cockpit is addressed by referring to ongoing and future activities in this direction

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Improved thunderstorm weather information for pilots through ground and satellite based observing systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Tafferner, Arnoldarnold.tafferner@dlr.de
Forster, CarolineUNSPECIFIED
Hagen, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Hauf, ThomasLeibniz Univ. of Hannover
Lunnon, BobUK Met-Office
Mirza, AndrewUK Met-Office
Gouillou, YannMétéo France
Zinner, TobiasUniv. München
Date:January 2010
Page Range:pp. 1-12
Status:Published
Keywords:Thunderstorm, weather informationen for pilots, FLYSAFE, satellite observation
Event Title:14th conference on ARAM, 90th AMS Annual Meeting 2010
Event Location:Atlanta, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-21. Jan. 2010
Organizer:AMS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
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.rer.nat. Arnold Tafferner
Deposited On:10 Dec 2010 11:58
Last Modified:10 Dec 2010 11:58

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