Accurate prediction of convective storms 2- to 6-hours in advance is critical to selecting air traffic routes with minimal weather delays or diversions. This report summarizes the discussions of a workshop to explore present convective weather forecasting skill, strategies for improving that skill, ways to verify forecasts are accurate, and how to make forecasts useful to air traffic controllers, airline dispatchers, and pilots.
Table of Contents
|1 The Aviation Community's Weather Forecast Needs||1-9|
|2 Status of Aviation Weather Forecasting Research||10-34|
|3 Next Steps||35-39|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||42-42|
|Appendix B: Abbreviations and Acronyms||43-43|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||44-47|
|Appendix D: Workshop Agenda||48-51|
|Appendix E: List of Workshop Participants||52-53|
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