Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AWDE examines testbed specific products

Day two in AWDE was a successful day for participants to begin examining testbed specific products. Guest participants from the NWS weather forecast office, flight standards, pilot subject matter experts, and Traffic Flow Management specialists filled the AWDE lab to collaborate with the AWC testbed.

Specific testbed products evaluated included the TAFs and TCF extended forecast. Guest participants preferred the TAFs with higher temporal resolutions. Feedback regarding the extended TCF was positive. Users thought the extended forecast worked well to identify areas of convective weather to support next day strategic planning. The broken line, however, is not necessary as part of their planning.

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