Each time we see grim pictures of aircraft wreckage on a rain-drenched crash site, or scenes of tired holiday travelers stranded in snow-covered airports, we are reminded of the harsh impact that weather can have on the flying public. This book examines issues that affect the provision of national aviation weather services and related research and technology development efforts. It also discusses fragmentation of responsibilities and resources, which leads to a less-than-optimal use of available weather information and examines alternatives for responding to this situation. In particular, it develops an approach whereby the federal government could provide stronger leadership to improve cooperation and coordination among aviation weather providers and users.The NWS did not give ASOS a lightning-detection capability because it anticipated that information on lightning and ... In contrast, human weather observers make hourly observations unless there is a major change that warrants making aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Aviation Weather Services:|
|Author||:||National Aviation Weather Services Committee, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1995-11-02|