Mitigating the Impact of Adverse Weather on Aviation

  • Thomas Gerz
  • Caroline Forster
  • Arnold Tafferner
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


Weather has a significant impact on the safety and efficiency of air traffic during all phases of flight. Especially information on adverse weather must be tailored to the user’s needs, easy to understand, self-explaining and clear in its message. DLR-IPA has developed a concept and tools to detect, track and predict hazardous weather elements and provide this information in simple unambiguous form to controllers and pilots. It has been demonstrated that these products make a significant contribution to raising the safety and efficiency of the air transport system.


Situational Awareness Thunderstorm Activity Winter Weather False Alarm Ratio Weather Hazard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Gerz
    • 1
  • Caroline Forster
    • 1
  • Arnold Tafferner
    • 1
  1. 1.DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA)OberpfaffenhofenGermany

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