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Forecasting the weather to assist ATC and ATM operations

Esbri, Laura and Rigo, Tomeu and Llasat, Maria del Carmen and Biondi, Riccardo and Torcasio, Claudia and Federico, Stefano and Gluchshenko, Olga and Kerschbaum, Markus and Lagasio, Martina and Mazzarella, Vincenzo and Temme, Marco-Michael and Milelli, Massimo and Realini, Eugenio and Parodi, Antonio (2022) Forecasting the weather to assist ATC and ATM operations. In: European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD) (304). 11th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD), 2022-08-29 - 2022-09-02, Locarno, Switzerland.

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In EUROCONTROLS's recent summary report on Climate Changes Risks for European Aviation, several weather-related impacts were highlighted. There is a strong relation between highly impacting weather events and disruptions to the aviation network resulting in additional fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In Europe, severe weather is responsible for up to 7.5% of the total en-route delays. In this respect, the H2020 Satellite-borne and IN-situ Observations to Predict The Initiation of Convection for ATM (SINOPTICA) project aims to demonstrate that very high-resolution and very short-range numerical weather forecasts, benefiting from the assimilation of radar data, in-situ weather stations, GNSS and lightning data, can improve the prediction of extreme weather events to the benefit of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations. The assimilation of radar, GNSS, and lightning data shows a positive impact on the forecast of the convective cells for the four selected severe weather events. Moreover, two radar-based nowcasting strategies, PhaSt and RaNDeVIL, are tested to predict storm structures. Both methods are able to follow the more intense cells (VIL > 10 kg/m2) in all the case studies, as shown by the MODE results and the eye-ball verification The forecasts are used in an arrival management system (AMAN) to compute 4D trajectories around convective areas, integrate the affected aircraft into the arrival sequence, and assist air traffic controllers in implementing the approaches through just in time advisories and dynamic weather displays. With the help of real traffic scenarios and different weather models, diverse approach planning strategies are evaluated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186564/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Forecasting the weather to assist ATC and ATM operations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Esbri, LauraDepartment of Applied Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rigo, TomeuMeteorological Service of Catalonia, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Llasat, Maria del CarmenDepartment of Applied Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Biondi, RiccardoGeosciences Department, University of Padua, Padua, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Torcasio, ClaudiaIstituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima - C.N.R. (ISAC)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Federico, StefanoIstituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima - C.N.R. (ISAC)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gluchshenko, OlgaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2189-1319UNSPECIFIED
Kerschbaum, MarkusAustro Control Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Zivilluftfahrt Mbh (ACG)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lagasio, MartinaCIMA Research Foundation, Savona, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mazzarella, VincenzoCIMA Research Foundation, Savona, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Temme, Marco-MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2446-5489UNSPECIFIED
Milelli, MassimoCIMA Research Foundation, Savona, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Parodi, AntonioCIMA Research Foundation, Savona, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 August 2022
Journal or Publication Title:European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:nowcasting; severe weather; weather research and forecasting; ATM; ATC support system
Event Title:11th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD)
Event Location:Locarno, Switzerland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:29 August 2022
Event End Date:2 September 2022
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Temme, Dr.rer.nat. Marco-Michael
Deposited On:25 Nov 2022 08:24
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:47

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