Now available from Jeppesen are two new worldwide weather products, the Icing Forecast Map and the Turbulence Forecast Map. Jeppesen is the first company to offer such forecast maps on a worldwide basis.
Both maps use intuitive color scales to indicate forecast areas of light, moderate and severe activity. For the United States maps, customers can view data for current conditions, and forecast data for three, six, 12, 18 and 24 hour intervals. Forecast maps outside the United States are available in 12, 18 or 24 hour intervals.
Customers also can view forecast data for a wide variety of flight level increments — 5,000 foot increments or larger composite layers — to determine the best altitudes to avoid encountering hazardous icing or turbulence conditions.
The maps were developed in conjunction with Norman, Okla.-based Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), and the maps are generated using WDT algorithms on global and regional numerical model output. They are available through the following Jeppesen applications: JetPlan.com, JetPlanner, FliteStar and OPSControl.
For more information: 800-358-6468.