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ato. A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N. Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP) Overview Briefing. September 7, 2006. AWRP Goals. Address FAA needs Reduce Weather-Related Accidents & Incidents Relieve Weather Impact on System Capacity & Efficiency Provide AWRP solutions

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A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP) Overview Briefing

September 7, 2006

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

awrp goals
AWRP Goals
  • Address FAA needs
    • Reduce Weather-Related Accidents & Incidents
    • Relieve Weather Impact on System Capacity & Efficiency
  • Provide AWRP solutions
    • Provide Capability via Applied Research to Generate Weather Observations, Warnings, and Forecasts with Higher Resolution & Accuracy
    • Improve Accessibility & Delivery of Weather Information

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

focused research teams
Focused Research Teams

Product Development Teams (PDTs)

  • In-flight Icing
  • Winter Weather
  • Convective Weather
  • Turbulence
  • Oceanic Weather
  • National Ceiling & Visibility
  • Terminal Ceiling & Visibility
  • Aviation Forecasts
  • Advanced Weather Radar Techniques
  • Quality Assessment
  • Model Development & Enhancement

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

turbulence

Accurate forecasts at any altitude.

Turbulence
  • Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) – turbulence intensities for flight level 200+, out to 12 hours; updated hourly; utilizes numerical weather prediction models, pilot reports; operational FY 03
  • Planned efforts: all flight levels, CIT, MWT, Alaska, probabilistic, inputs from radar, in-situ, & surface obs
  • Timelier and more accurate analyses and forecasts of turbulence

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

oceanic weather

Accurate forecasts of oceanic weather hazards

are critical to flight safety.

Oceanic Weather
  • Accurate & timely nowcasts/forecasts along oceanic routes
  • Oceanic Products:
    • Convective Diagnosis, Nowcast, & Forecast
    • Cloud top height
    • Flight Level Winds
    • Volcanic Ash
    • Inflight Icing
    • Turbulence
  • Demo Uplink: Cloud Top

Height; planned: convective

products

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

aviation forecasts
Aviation Forecasts

NWS Aviation Weather Center ADDS Web Page

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

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www.ato.faa.gov

AWRP web page - http://www.faa.gov/aua/awr

ADDS web page - http://adds.aviationweather.gov/

F E D E R A L A V I A T I O N A D M I N I S T R A T I O N • A I R T R A F F I C O R G A N I Z A T I O N

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