Improving meteorological information to air transport

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dc.contributor.author Nuottokari, Jaakko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T06:36:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T06:36:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-336-032-7
dc.identifier.issn 0782-6117
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/229850
dc.description.abstract Meteorological information and services supporting the various operations of air transport enable a safe, efficient and cost-effective operating environment for airspace users, air navigation service providers and air traffic management. The continuing pursuit towards an improved quality of observation, forecasting and decision support services is driven by an increasingly weather-sensitive society and growing impacts of hazardous weather events. This thesis provides an overview of the field of aeronautical meteorological research by introducing the organisations involved, global and regional strategies, impacts of weather on air transport, current state of the art in meteorological research and decision support systems serving air transport needs with a view of where the field should evolve next. This thesis is an attempt to highlight key findings and point the reader towards the direction of further research on the given topics. Research supporting air transport operations with the optimal use of weather information is a specialized field where advances are led by the needs of various airspace users. Research institutions for example in the United States have contributed greatly due to the severe weather impacts experienced by the National Airspace System (NAS), the ability of the Federal Aviation Aministration (FAA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to direct long-term funding to solve specific aviation-related research questions. The creation and maintenance of long-lived teams of scientists and engineers working together to produce end-toend solutions that meet the needs of the aviation industry is the key to improving meteorological information to aviation users while university research is typically shorter duration and typical does not result in operational systems. From a global perspective, research is yet to be organised in a way that would contribute to solving aviation issues beyond single research projects and/or programmes. There is a lot more the scientific community could do to develop tailored information to decision support systems used by the aviation sector, but it would require systematic investments and the establishment of research groups focusing on the applied science questions and technology transfer. This thesis provides an overview of recommended decision support system development topics with an outline of potential milestones. fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher Finnish Meteorological Institute fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Finnish Meteorological Institute Contributions 137, fi
dc.subject air transport fi
dc.subject meteorologial service fi
dc.subject meteorological applications fi
dc.subject decision support systems fi
dc.subject civil aviation fi
dc.subject aviation weather fi
dc.title Improving meteorological information to air transport fi
dc.type Thesis fi

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