A Program for Research and Systems Integration to Help Mitigate the Volcanic Ash Hazard to Aviation

This paper discusses new products that are being introduced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Research Applications Program (RAP) that are intended to address aviation hazards. The Oceanic Weather Product Development Team (OWPDT) is sponsored mainly by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Aviation Weather Research Program (AWRP). The OWPDT is developing advanced techniques that will forecast, detect, and disseminate information to aviation users and operators on the hazards of volcanic ash plumes. Airborne volcanic ash can seriously damage aircraft, and cause near-fatal accidents. In addition, volcanic ash contamination can make large amounts of airspace unavailable and cause costly rerouting of aircraft. Aircraft encounters with volcanic ash can occur thousands of miles from the source and days after a volcanic eruption.

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  • Authors:
    • Lindholm, Tenny A
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  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, June 21-24, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2005 1:01PM