11.5 Modernisation of TAF Production and Monitoring at the MSC

Thursday, 10 January 2013: 12:00 AM
Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)
Serge Désormeaux, MSC, Montreal, QC, Canada

The production process of Terminal Area Forecast (TAF)at MSC has not changed significantly since the Second World War. It is mainly done via a text editor requiring lots of human interventions.

Knowing that the numerical models are now much better at predicting the conditions in the boundary layer, it is time to revisit the TAF production process in order to take advantage of new technologies and techniques. The end goal being of reducing the cost of producing TAF while maintaining expected product quality to the end users.

This talk will present a couple of initiatives currently in progress at the MSC and with our NINJO partners.

Serge Désormeaux Manager, Canadian Meteorological Aviation Centre - East

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