Impact of Focused Forecaster Support on Air Traffic Management Decision-making in the Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle Initiative was a natural extension of an earlier, well-received experiment focused strictly on the New York area. The Golden Triangle Initiative expanded the area covered, demonstrated improvements in forecast timing and communication, and validated effectiveness of forecaster contributions to air traffic decision making at the tactical level.
This presentation describes the Golden Triangle Initiative and details successes and lessons learned from 2009 through 2010 of focused weather support using a mix of forecaster expertise and automated products. In addition, the presentation discusses design of metrics, and preliminary results.