4 comments on “Aviation Forecasting… It’s All in the Heights!

  1. Can you describe what forecast products this would be an input for and where does it work best (over land or water)

    • On the convective side, it would be used to identify tops for Convective SIGMETs. However, it can also be used to identify tops for layers of turbulence and icing in G-AIRMETS and/or SIGMETS for these same threats.

      Also, I don’t know that there is a difference in actual performance over land vs. water, but it definitely provides the most benefit to the forecasters out over the oceans.

  2. Amanda, great write up. Are these products available for ingest into AWIPS for WFOs? Thanks!

    • Hi Adam. Thanks for your comment.

      Yes and no… this blog post features cloud tops/altitude in feet, which are not yet in AWIPS, though easily could be if you are interested. Else, the cloud tops in meters ARE available for AWIPS via the CIMSS LDM. Also, the color bars used for the post are only available for the AWC at the moment but I’m happy to share.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s