Advanced Aviation Weather Technologies - Keeping us Safe in the Sky. An Explorer Series talk at the Denver Public Library

NCAR Education and Outreach invites you to join us for our Explorer Series at the Denver Public Library. This talk features Dr. Bruce Carmichael, Director, Aviation Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory.

When:
Thursday September 14th at 4pm

Conference Center
Denver Central Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, Colorado 80204

Abstract:
To keep flights safe, it's essential to give pilots and air traffic controllers accurate weather information. In this presentation Bruce will discuss aviation technologies that NCAR is working on that are keeping us safe in the sky. He will talk about how aviators deal with such hazards as thunderstorms, turbulence, icing, and winter weather. As the science and technology to detect and forecast these hazards improves, we are able to remain safe while being more efficient through the use of airspace that might previously have been avoided. Higher resolution, more accurate weather information allows us to avoid hazards without making as wide a berth of the events. From this we can maintain safety margins, save fuel, emit less greenhouse gas, and better utilize the precious capacity of our airports and airspace.

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Announcement Timing: 
September 13, 2017 to September 14, 2017
Calendar Timing: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm