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WHITE – Winter hazards in terminal environment: An automated nowcasting system for Munich Airport

Keis, Felix (2015) WHITE – Winter hazards in terminal environment: An automated nowcasting system for Munich Airport. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 24 (1), pp. 61-82. Borntraeger Science Publishers. doi: 10.1127/metz/2014/0651. ISSN 0941-2948.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/metz/2014/0651


Winter weather is a decisive factor affecting the daily course of action at airports and causing delays or even safety hazards. Snow covered or iced aerodrome movement areas or aircraft require an initiation of counteractions on time. In order to minimize economic loss and to maintain safety, winter weather situations within an investigation area around an airport have to be detected and forecasted as precisely as possible. At the Department of Transport Meteorology of the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Institute of Atmospheric Physics the winter weather nowcasting system WHITE (Winter Hazards In Terminal Environment) has been developed kindly supported by Munich Airport operations. Designed as an automated system WHITE assimilates multiple real-time data sources and assesses problematic winter weather aspects like the differentiation between snow and liquid precipitation, the identification of freezing precipitation and icing plus the rating of surface conditions. The innovative approach of WHITE, combining critical parameters for different predefined winter weather scenarios by means of Fuzzy Logic, classifying hazardous regions and generating winter weather objects, enables the determination of precipitation type and hazard’s intensity.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97630/
Document Type:Article
Title:WHITE – Winter hazards in terminal environment: An automated nowcasting system for Munich Airport
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:Meteorologische Zeitschrift
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 61-82
Publisher:Borntraeger Science Publishers
Keywords:winter weather, nowcasting system, fuzzy logic, airport, participatory sensing
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 (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:28 Jul 2015 09:40
Last Modified:27 Nov 2023 14:09

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