Nowcasting Aircraft Icing Conditions in the Presence of Multilayered Clouds Using Meteorological Satellite Data 2011-38-0041
Cloud properties retrieved from satellite data are used to diagnose aircraft icing threat in single layer and multilayered ice-over-liquid clouds. The algorithms are being applied in real time to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data over the CONUS with multilayer data available over the eastern CONUS. METEOSAT data are also used to retrieve icing conditions over western Europe. The icing algorithm's methodology and validation are discussed along with future enhancements and plans. The icing risk product is available in image and digital formats on NASA Langley ‘s Cloud and Radiation Products web site, http://www-angler.larc.nasa.gov.
Citation: Spangenberg, D., Minnis, P., Smith, W., and Chang, F., "Nowcasting Aircraft Icing Conditions in the Presence of Multilayered Clouds Using Meteorological Satellite Data," SAE Technical Paper 2011-38-0041, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-38-0041. Download Citation
Douglas Spangenberg, Patrick Minnis, William Smith, Fu-Lung Chang
Science Systems & Applications Inc., NASA Langley Research Center
SAE 2011 International Conference on Aircraft and Engine Icing and Ground Deicing