Aviation Decision Support. InFlight and Ground Icing: what do I need to know? Marcia Politovich , NCAR Flight Planning: Where is it? Along my planned route of flight? What altitude? Do I need to de-ice prior to takeoff? Is there freezing precipitation at my destination? When is it?
InFlight and Ground Icing: what do I need to know?
Marcia Politovich, NCAR
What are we looking for?
Satellite – horizontal extent of clouds, cloud top temperature, what type of cloud
PIREPs – where icing is and is not
METARs – precipitation type and amount, cloud cover, ceiling height, cloud layers
Radar – extent of precipitation
Soundings – temperature and moisture profiles at a point
Models – full temperature field, humidity, condensate
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