Aviation | Events | 2023 | AeroMetSci Webinars | RA III and RA IV


Thursday 7 December 2023 | Online via Zoom

for WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Services Commission (SERCOM), in collaboration with the Research Board (RB) Aviation Research and Development Project 2 (AvRDP2), convened a web-based seminar (‘webinar’) on 7 December 2023, 1700 to 2000 UTC, to showcase some of the latest state-of-the-art scientific and technological advances taking place in aeronautical meteorology in WMO Regional Associations III (South America) and IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean). 

The theme of the webinar was: “Scientific and technological innovation in observation and forecast of turbulence and airframe icing to enable service delivery transformation and improve aviation safety”.

Webinar Information

The webinar comprised a blend of pre-recorded video presentations and live panel discussions. Simultaneous interpretation into English and Spanish was provided during the webinar.

Concept Note (English only)

Information Note for Zoom (English only)

Official Announcement: English | Spanish

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Provisional Programme

7 Dec 2023 
Time (UTC)
Title (tentative) Speaker Affiliation
1700 Opening remarks Andrea Henderson Co-Vice-Chair of SC-AVI
1704 The WAFS probabilistic version of the airframe icing and turbulence forecast
Abstract | Presentation
Piers Buchanan MetOffice, UK
1715 The ICAO Hazardous Weather Information Service (HWIS)
Abstract | Presentation
Clemens Weidemann Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Germany
1725 Climate change impacts on turbulence
Abstract | Presentation
Dr Paul Williams University of Reading, UK
1737 Improving Operational Aviation Products Through R2O Collaboration Between the United States Government and Research Institute
Abstract | Presentation
Hui-ya Chuang NCEP Environmental Modeling Center, USA
1749 Break
1752 Turbulence Research and Product Development at the Federal Aviation Administration
Abstract | Presentation
Tammy Flowe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA
1806 Automated In Situ EDR Turbulence Reporting
Abstract | Presentation
Greg Meymaris National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
1818 The Graphical Turbulence Guidance (GTG) Product: An Overview and Recent/Future Adaptations
Wiebke Deierling National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
1830 Introduction to the Current and Forecast Icing Product (CIP/FIP) and Overview of Upcoming Enhancements for Large Drop Icing Conditions
Abstract | Presentation
Daniel Adriaansen National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA
1842 The Impacts of Forecast Turbulence or Icing Conditions on Delta’s Flight Planning Process
Abstract | Presentation
Samuel Sangster Delta Air Lines
1853 Break
1900 Live panel discussion Moderated by Andrea Henderson Co-Vice-Chair of SC-AVI
2000 Close of webinar

Webinar summary

The summary of the webinar consisting of an overview of presentations and a summary of the key points of the panel discussion is available here.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact the Organizing Committee via email: aviation@wmo.int

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