Wind Event Week 2022

36 Minutes

Valerie-Marie Kumer (Austrian Military Service)

Nowcasting of orographic induced turbulence in aviation meteorology

Published: 11 March 2022

Flying in complex terrain is challenging as orographic induced turbulence can lead to unexpected loss of aircraft controls. In order to keep aircraft operations as long as possible actable and safe a skilled turbulence forecast is of vital importance. Since turbulence forecasts are highly dependent on model resolution and parameterization schemes, they do not always hit the scores. With the knowledge of general fluid dynamics and observations regions and onset of hazardous conditions can be specified. Let us explore what we can look at to improve our turbulence forecasting skill.

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