Past Event

Weather Forecasting Accuracy for FAA Air Traffic Control

June 4, 2002 - June 5, 2002

Location: 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.

Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event

Weather Forecasting Accuracy for FAA Traffic Flow Management: A Workshop Report (2003)

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 >>

About this Event

Organizing Body:

Committee for a Workshop on Weather Forecasting Accuracy for FAA Traffic Control

Primary Board:

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate


Joe Friday,