AMDARAircraft Meteorological Data Relay
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'In weather forecasts, data is very critical and under the AMDAR system we shall use planes from Kenya Airways to achieve this,' Ambeje said.
Pauley, "On the impact and future benefits of AMDAR observations in operational forecasting part II: Water vapor observations," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol.
In Figure 6, composite atmospheric profiles from NCEP model assimilation, AMDAR aircraft, and radiosonde near Cape Town are analyzed for high daily FLH cases.
Although previous studies [summarized by Petersen (2016)] have demonstrated the value of aircraft wind and temperature reports obtained through the Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) program (WMO 2003a) to both regional and global numerical weather prediction (NWP) scales, the quality and significance of these newly available moisture observations are less well recognized.
This paper reviews the impact of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) observations on operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) forecasts at both regional and global scales that support national and local weather forecast offices across the globe.