TRACON Controller Weather Information Needs: I. Literature Review

This report is the first in a series on the use of weather information by Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) controllers and weather displays for the cockpit. The document provides a literature review with an emphasis on research relating to the specification of weather information needs for these controllers. Three problem areas are apparent from the review of current trends in weather information needs and weather information displays. First, research is lacking on the weather information needs for TRACON controllers. Second, no research has investigated and organized the regularities and lawful events that provide the TRACON controllers with goal-relevant options in their work domain. Third, although research is making progress on the identification and display integration of important weather information for the cockpit, there is a lack of research on how to display such information for the TRACON controller. The researchers provide discussions of these apparent deficiencies in relation to ecological interface design and guidelines for future research.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Ahlstrom, Ulf
    • Della Rocco, Pam
  • Publication Date: 2003-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Note
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/CT-TN03/18
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2009 5:08PM