Tuesday, May 25, 2021   |   Uncategorized

New Weather Products for Improved Flight Planning and Safety

To give pilots better awareness of conditions they could encounter during a flight, Baron has added new, higher resolution products to our aviation weather catalog. The new products will be a valuable addition to any flight planning or tracking applications.

Demo these products today using the Baron Weather API. Contact Christy Bechtel to get started with your demo.

Details on the new products are below.

Global High-Res Turbulence (standard and EDR projection)

Resolution: .25-degree (Variable depending on latitude)
Update Frequency: 6 hours

A global 36-hour turbulence forecast for altitudes ranging from 10,000 to 45,000 feet. For the standard projection, this product categorizes the turbulence potential as none, light, moderate, or severe.

For the EDR (Eddy Dissipation Rate) projection, values will range between 0 and 1. Turbulence shall be considered:

  • Severe when the peak value of EDR equals or exceeds 0.45
  • Moderate when the peak value is equal to or above 0.20 and below 0.45
  • Light when the peak value is above 0.10 and below 0.20
  • Nil when the peak value is below or equal to 0.10

Standard projection

EDR projection

Global High-Res Icing Severity

Resolution: .25-degree (Variable depending on latitude)
Update Frequency: 6 hours

A global 36-hour icing severity forecast for altitudes ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 feet. This high-resolution product categorizes the icing severity as none, trace, light, moderate, or severe.

Global High-Res Storm Base

Resolution: .25-degree (Variable depending on latitude)
Update Frequency: 6 hours

A global 36-hour forecast of the base height for clouds associated with thunderstorms. This high-resolution product provides the forecasted height on the lowest visible portion of a thunderstorm cloud and is available in feet and meters.

Global High-Res Storm Tops

Resolution: .25-degree (Variable depending on latitude)
Update Frequency: 6 hours

A global 36-hour forecast for cloud top heights for clouds associated with thunderstorms. Available in feet and meters, this high-resolution product allows users to quickly identify the highest expected storm elements in the atmosphere. Valuable for general forecasting and severe weather tracking, pilots can also use the data to determine the height of precipitation along their planned route.

Global High-Res Storm Extent

Resolution: .25-degree (Variable depending on latitude)
Update Frequency: 6 hours

A global 36-hour forecast of the visual extent of thunderstorms or cumulonimbus clouds. The forecast represents the fraction of sky covered and is measured in percentage.