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Satellite-Based Real-Time Thunderstorm Nowcasting for Strategic Flight Planning En Route

Forster, Caroline and Ritter, Andreas and Gemsa, Steffen and Tafferner, Arnold and Stich, Dennis (2017) Satellite-Based Real-Time Thunderstorm Nowcasting for Strategic Flight Planning En Route. Journal of Air Transportation, 24 (4), pp. 113-124. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). DOI: 10.2514/1.D0055 ISSN 1544-6980

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Abstract

The added value of a satellite-based thunderstorm detection and nowcasting system with respect to flight safety and efficiency is shown by comparing onboard observations carried out by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt pilots to the detection and nowcasting information in both postflight analyses and in real time. For the first time, detection and nowcasting data could be successfully uplinked into the cockpit of aircraft during flight in real time, thereby demonstrating that these data are in good agreement with the returns of the onboard radar, and furthermore provide an overview of the thunderstorm situation around the aircraft and along the aircraft’s flight track. Pilots can use the detection and nowcasting information to strategically plan their route up to 1 h ahead in time. The result is safer flight routes that avoid inadvertent flights through areas where thunderstormrelated hazards like turbulence, icing, and hail occur. In addition, the improved strategic planning enables smarter flight routes, resulting in fuel savings, reduced delays, and less deviations to alternates.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113661/
Document Type:Article
Title:Satellite-Based Real-Time Thunderstorm Nowcasting for Strategic Flight Planning En Route
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Forster, CarolineDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Ritter, AndreasDeutsche Lufthansa AG, FrankfurtUNSPECIFIED
Gemsa, SteffenDLR, FXUNSPECIFIED
Tafferner, ArnoldDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Stich, DennisDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 April 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Air Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:24
DOI :10.2514/1.D0055
Page Range:pp. 113-124
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
ISSN:1544-6980
Status:Published
Keywords:Real-Time Thunderstorm Nowcasting, Aviation, Flight Safety, Flight Efficiency, Data Up-Link into the Cockpit
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Flight Experiments > Oberpfaffenhofen
Deposited By: Forster, Dr. Caroline
Deposited On:11 Aug 2017 14:52
Last Modified:23 Feb 2019 00:21

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