Session 2 Impacts of Weather on the Nation's Aviation System

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 344 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Fifth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium
Michael Robinson, AvMet Applications Inc., Reston, VA and Matt Fronzak, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

This session offers six perspectives on how weather issues impact the National Airspace System and offers opportunities to explore mitigations to the hazards.

10:45 AM
Improvements in Forecasting Regions of Aviation Hazard Impact from Advances in the HRRR and RAP Models
Stephen S. Weygandt, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and C. R. Alexander, S. G. Benjamin, T. G. Smirnova, D. C. Dowell, M. Hu, J. B. Olson, J. Kenyon, E. P. James, H. Lin, and I. Jankov
11:00 AM
Success in Mitigating a Bad Situation: Intense, Long-Lived Thunderstorms Over the Atlanta Airport on 24 June 2015
Matthew Bloemer, NOAA/NWS, Hampton, GA; and C. A. West, S. E. Nelson, and P. A. Atwell
11:15 AM
Enabling GBAS Operations in Challenging Ionospheric Conditions
Joseph Kunches, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, Boulder, CO; and G. Crowley and I. Azeem
11:30 AM
Translating Convective Weather Forecasts into Strategic Traffic Management Decision Aids
Michael Matthews, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and J. Venuti and R. DeLaura
11:45 AM
Convective Weather Avoidance Polygon (CWAP) Algorithm Improvements and Applications
Laura J. Bickmeier, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA; and R. DeLaura and M. Ishutkina
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