Towards a Three-Dimensional Near-Real Time Cloud Product for Aviation Safety and Weather Diagnoses
- Yi, Yu-Hong
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- 1 electronic document
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- Nordeen, Michele L., Minnis, Patrick, Ayers, J. Kirk, Spangeberg, Douglas, Palikonda, Rabindra, and Nguyen, Louis
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- Satellite data have long been used for determining the extent of cloud cover and for estimating the properties at the cloud tops. The derived properties can also be used to estimate aircraft icing potential to improve the safety of air traffic in the region. Currently, cloud properties and icing potential are derived in near-real time over the United States of America (USA) from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES) imagers at 75 W and 135 W. Traditionally, the results have been given in two dimensions because of the lack of knowledge about the vertical extent of clouds and the occurrence of overlapping clouds. Aircraft fly in a three-dimensional space and require vertical as well as horizontal information about clouds, their intensity, and their potential for icing. To improve the vertical component of the derived cloud and icing parameters, this paper explores various methods and datasets for filling in the three-dimensional space over the USA with cloud water.
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- Document ID: 20040161139., Paper 8.11., and 11th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology; 4-8 Oct. 2004; Hyannis, MA; United States.
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