AM6

Aviation Meteorology
Convener: C. Drüe  | Co-Convener: J. Bange 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 15 Sep, 08:30–13:00  / Room Oxford
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 15 Sep, 16:00–17:00  /  / Attendance 16:00–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 15 Sep, 16:00–17:00  /  / Attendance 16:00–17:00  / Poster Hall (Ground Floor)
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Aviation meteorology/Aircraft belong to both the most valuable data sources for and the most dependent users of weather forecasting. Therefore, this session covers all aspects of aviation meteorology, such as airborne measurements, weather prediction for aviation and environmental impact of air traffic.

Aircraft represent the only platform that is able to collect targeted atmospheric in-situ measurements throughout the troposphere and the lower stratosphere. Hence, airborne measurements by research aircraft as well as by commercial airliners can provide extremely valuable information for understanding atmospheric processes as well as validating forecast models.

Any kind of air traffic is exposed to weather hazards, which may decrease safety and cause delays. Present-day aviation weather products help to mitigate this weather impact but are broadly considered as insufficient. Developing improved products and warning methods is a key interest for the growing air traffic.

Aircraft exhaust greenhouse gases and produce contrails, which both contribute to climate change. Aircraft emitted noise becomes an increasingly important social and economical issue and endangers public acceptance of new planned airport installations. Technical measures and specialised simulations help to mitigate the noise level at the ground.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts with focus on one or more of the following topics:

- Results from aircraft based experiments
- Air-traffic related weather analysis and prediction, e.g. icing warning
- Weather hazards for aviation, e.g. FLYSAFE
- Environmental impact of air traffic, e.g. noise, impacts on climate
- Airborne instrumentation, measurement systems, e.g. new sensors, UAVs
- Programmes and strategies, e.g. AMDAR

The session will be featuring oral and poster presentations.