Short-term thunderstorm forecasts

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    Short-term thunderstorm forecasts

    The ability to predict thunderstorms reliably is of great importance in aviation. DLR has developed a method by which satellite and radar data are used at five-minute intervals to detect thunderstorms in real time and forecast them up to one hour in advance.

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The ability to predict thunderstorms reliably is of great importance in aviation. DLR has developed a method by which satellite and radar data are used at five-minute intervals to detect thunderstorms in real time and forecast them up to one hour in advance. Thunderstorms are graphically represented by objects indicating areas of danger for aircraft. Another algorithm automatically sends thunderstorm warnings to Munich airport (MUC) whenever storm cells form within 100 kilometres of the airport. Field experiments have already shown that DLR's thunderstorm products may enhance air traffic efficiency and safety provided they are made available simultaneously to air traffic controllers, airports, and pilots.

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17/08/2012 14:38:39