Marcia Politovich

NCAR Scientist

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Area of expertise
aviation weather hazards (in-flight icing, turbulence detection)

Politovich focuses on the development of software systems to protect aircraft from in-flight icing, which is the potentially dangerous build-up of ice on the wings. She played an instrumental role in the creation of the Current Icing Product, an online system for the aviation industry that guides aircraft away from regions where there is high potential for icing conditions. A meteorologist, Politovich also studies cloud physics and the use of radars, satellites, and other instruments to observe atmospheric conditions.