13th Conference on Applied Climatology and the 10th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology

Session 6: Space Vehicle Operations Support (Parallel with Joint Session J1)

Tuesday, 14 May 2002: 2:00 PM-5:15 PM
Organizer:  John Manobianco, ENSCO, Inc.
  2:00 PM
Modernization of the Space Launch Ranges Meteorological Subsystem Architecture
Timothy L. Wilfong, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, Santa Maria, CA; and P. Conant, K. Winters, and C. Crosiar


Poster PDF (102.7 kB)
  2:15 PM
Kodiak Star: An Overview of Operational Weather Support at the Kodiak Launch Complex for Alaska's First Orbital Space Launch
James E. Sardonia, U.S. Air Force/45th Weather Squadron, Patrick AFB, FL; and J. T. Madura

Poster PDF (156.5 kB)
  2:30 PM
Lightning Protection at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Pedro J. Medelius, Dynacs, Inc., Kennedy Space Center, FL; and W. P. Roeder and J. Willingham

Poster PDF (71.3 kB)
  2:45 PM
Wind profile measurements and forecasts at the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport
Isabelle J. Donet, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Kourou, French Guiana

  3:00 PM
Boundary Layer Influences On Forecasting Toxic Corridors At The Eastern Range In Support Of Space Launch
Billie F. Boyd, U.S. Air Force/45th Weather Squadron, Patrick AFB, FL; and D. E. Harms, K. A. Winters, P. N. Rosati, C. R. Parks, and K. B. Overbeck

Poster PDF (324.2 kB)
  3:15 PM
Observations of the Decay of Electric Fields, Reflectivity and Microphysics in Anvils near Kennedy Space Center
J. E. Dye, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Defer, C. A. Grainger, M. Bateman, and D. Mach

  3:30 PM
Verification of world-wide Space Station emergency landing forecasts: challenges and results
Timothy D. Oram, NOAA/NWS Spaceflight Meteorology Group and Cimarron, Houston, TX

Poster PDF (68.5 kB)
  3:45 PM
  4:00 PM
Reference and Standard Atmosphere Models
Dale L. Johnson, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and B. C. Roberts and W. W. Vaughan

  4:15 PM
Atmospheric Conditions of Stratospheric Mountain Waves: Soaring the Perlan Aircraft to 30 km
Edward H. Teets Jr., NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA; and E. J. Carter

Poster PDF (73.1 kB)
  4:30 PM
Meteorological Support and Modeling for the NASA X-43A Hypersonic Research Vehicle
Elizabeth J. Carter, Firnspiegel LLC, Kings Beach, CA; and E. H. Teets Jr.


Poster PDF (514.4 kB)
Comparing Aviation Weather Hazards Using the BFM and MM5

  5:00 PM
Coffee Break