Icing intensity | Article about icing intensity by The Free Dictionary
The intensity of icing as reported by pilots. The definition is not necessarily the same as used in forecasting because reporting definitions
are related to aircraft type and the ice protection equipment installed and do not involve cloud characteristics. The icing intensity reporting terms are as shown in the table.
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The new CIP severity product combines both icing probability and icing intensity
The first attempt to highlight icing intensity was CIP SLD.
CIP severity uses shades of blue to represent icing intensity, starting with the lightest shade of blue as trace icing and the darkest shade of blue representing heavy icing.
The severity product is great, but a combination of icing intensity with icing probability is what is sought by pilots.
The icing potential values for FIP that are available on ADDS only represent the likelihood of icing (in percent) and does not directly reflect an indication of icing intensity
. A dark red value (value near 100 percent) simply implies a high potential of structural icing which could be light, moderate, or severe.