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Advanced aviation weather technologies: Keeping us safe in the sky

To keep flights safe, it's essential to give pilots and air traffic controllers accurate weather information. In this presentation Bruce Carmichael will discuss aviation technologies that NCAR is working on that are keeping us safe in the sky. He will talk about how aviators deal with such hazards as thunderstorms, turbulence, icing, and winter weather. As the science and technology to detect and forecast these hazards improves, we are able to remain safe while being more efficient through the use of airspace that might previously have been avoided. Higher resolution, more accurate weather information allows us to avoid hazards without making as wide a berth of the events. From this we can maintain safety margins, save fuel, emit less greenhouse gas, and better utilize the precious capacity of our airports and airspace.