A real-time automated ceiling and visibility analysis system [presentation]

AMS Citation:
Bateman, R. E., P. Herzegh, G. M. Wiener, and J. R. Cowie, 2008: A real-time automated ceiling and visibility analysis system [presentation]. 13th Conference on Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, US.
Date:2008-01-22
Resource Type:conference material
Title:A real-time automated ceiling and visibility analysis system [presentation]
Abstract: In this paper we introduce a new real-time ConUS C&V analysis product that is planned for release to the aviation community via adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov in early 2008. The product combines METAR surface observations and GOES satellite cloud information to yield an analysis of ConUS C&V conditions on a high-resolution (5 km) grid. The analysis presents ceiling, visibility and flight category fields, as well as a low vs. normal confidence assessment for each field. All fields are refreshed at 5-minute frequency to maximize current data representativeness. This paper outlines the data processing utilized in product generation, a statistical overview of product skill, and a demonstration of product displays outlining hazardous C&V conditions.
Peer Review:Non-refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d74j0d70
Author(s):
  • Richard Bateman - NCAR/UCAR
  • Paul Herzegh - NCAR/UCAR
  • Gerry Wiener - NCAR/UCAR
  • Jim Cowie - NCAR/UCAR
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