Weather Forecasting Accuracy for FAA Air Traffic ControlBoard on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418
FAA has established desired and minimal weather forecasting accuracies for the future air traffic control system. The workshop would explore the present and future potential in meeting these stated accuracies. It would also explore the various methods of conveying the forecasts to the air traffic controller, airline dispatcher, and the pilot. If the FAA sponsors determine, based upon their interpretation of the workshop, an additional study is needed, there will be a separate GBEC item generated for approval.
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Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event
Accurate prediction of convective storms 2- to 6-hours in advance is critical to selecting air traffic routes with minimal weather delays or diversions. This report summarizes the discussions of a workshop to explore present convective weather forecasting skill, strategies for improving that skill, ways to verify forecasts are accurate, and how to make forecasts useful to air traffic controllers, airline dispatchers, and pilots. More >>