Marco Stoll (MeteoSwiss) - Challenges in aviation weather forecasting: the example of mountain waves

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Marco Stoll shows the importance of mountain waves in aviation forecasting. 


Meteorological information is crucial for flight safety and efficiency. Mountain waves are an example of a potentially hazardous phenomenon for aviation that meteorological watch offices need to monitor and forecast. The typical appearance of the phenomenon in satellite imagery is illustrated, thereby making use of various MSG channels and RGB products. The difficult task of quantifying vertical speeds and estimating the degree of turbulence associated with breaking waves is discussed with the aid of NWP cross sections.

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