aircraft observation

aircraft observation

The evaluation of one or more meteorological elements made from an aircraft in flight.
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The aircraft observation tower at the airport received a message from the pilot of Flight 3658 that his plane was hit by laser beams from the direction of Hanakiya, east of Madinah," the spokesman said, adding that police located the source of beams within a short time.
Watch the airplanes land, and wait for the call, at one of two new aircraft observation areas.
Infrastructures include libraries, databases, biological archives, communication networks, research vessels, satellite and aircraft observation facilities, observatories, telescopes, synchrotrons, accelerators.
Rockwell Collins is expanding its successful aircraft observation weather research program with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve the accuracy of forecasts for the aviation industry and the general public.
Vertical structure, air motions, precipitation drop size distributions, and ice properties were retrieved from multiwavelength radar, profiler, and aircraft observations for a mesoscale convective system (MCS) on 11 May.
The aircraft observations will be augmented by special observational programs over the land using boundary layer flux towers, radars, Microwave Radiometers etc.
NASA's activities span a broad range of complex and technical endeavors, from investigating the composition, evaluation, and resources of Mars; to working with international partners to complete and operate the International Space Station; to providing satellite and aircraft observations of Earth for scientific and weather forecasting; to developing new technologies designed to improve air flight safety.
The aircraft observations will be complemented by NASA satellite large-scale views of many different features of the Arctic ice.
However, says Watson, the aircraft observations revealed that "the area of perturbed chemistry is actually smaller than the area of the classical meteorologic vortex.
An improved understanding of the mixing process, its impact on cloud microphysics, and suitability of modeling approaches will require a combination of targeted aircraft observations, small-scale modeling studies, and advances in remote sensing measurement and retrieval techniques.
Aircraft observations have to be conducted before and after the seeding to determine the environmental conditions and the quantum of seeding material.
Automated collection and transmission of aircraft observations began during the First GARP Global Experiment (FGGE) in 1978/79.
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