Meteorological Technology International: Air Support—Mobile Assets for Collecting Weather Information
What if every vehicle operating in the National Airspace System was required to sense and report in situ weather information? How much would that improve the very weather forecasts on which they depend, in addition to those that affect society as a whole? Would this type of “self-help” enable Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operators to conduct safe and effective operations in challenging weather conditions?
These and other related questions are explored in a joint MITRE/NCAR white paper that was included in the September issue of Meteorological Technology International. It was also delivered to the 20th Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Conference, part of the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, in Boston in early 2020.