Session 9 Understanding the Impact of Weather on Commercial Aviation—Part I

Wednesday, 9 January 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
North 224B (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 19th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology
Richard H. Stone, RHS Consulting, Ltd., Reno, NV and Emily M. Sullivan, The Univ. of Georgia, Geography, Athens, GA

Interests from FAA, NWS, industry, and others with operational perspectives can address how observed and forecast weather information impact commercial aviation operations. Specific topics of interest can include case studies that focus on significant aviation impacts; turbulence mitigation; how forecasts, including uncertainty attributes (especially risk and confidence), are used in aviation decision-making; and the most critical research needs for commercial aviation operations.

8:30 AM
Weather Incidents & Accidents in Contemporary Commercial Aviation: A Forensic Meteorologist's Perspective
Kacie Shourd, WeatherExtreme Ltd., Incline Village, NV; and E. J. Austin, J. D. Means, and A. Austin
9:00 AM
Outstanding Weather Needs and Priorities for Trajectory-Based Air Traffic Operations
Michael Robinson, MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA; and M. Fronzak, R. Avjian, and J. Huhn
9:30 AM
Wind LIDAR Applications for Aviation Safety
Jamison Hawkins, Lockheed Martin, Greenbelt, MD
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