Bruce Carmichael

Director, NCAR Aviation Applications Program

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Area of expertise
communicating information to the aviation industry about potential weather hazards, including turbulence and icing

Carmichael oversees projects that improve weather information for pilots, dispatchers, and controllers. Working with the Federal Aviation Administration and other agencies, he develops new types of software and other technologies that can alert aircraft to such potential hazards as turbulence, icing, wind gusts, and storms. He is involved with a federal project, known as the Next Generation Air Transport System, that focuses on using enhanced weather forecasting to help increase the capacity of the aviation system while reducing environmental impacts. Carmichael, who is a licensed commercial instrument pilot, also studies the best ways of communicating weather information to pilots.