The Cb-global method analyzes satellite data, enabling thunder cells to be detected, tracked, and forecast for up to one hour. Assessing the view of the clouds “from above,” it supplies an upper air space overview of the current thunderstorm situation. The information is presented in a manner that is easy to understand. For pilots and air traffic controllers in particular, this provides quick, comprehensive decision-making assistance when the risk of thunderstorms arises.
stands for Thunderstorm detection, monitoring and nowcasting for global flight routes
|analyzes satellite data and delivers up-to-the-minute thunderstorm information especially for en-route air traffic|
|delivers thunderstorms as hazard objects, marking areas which may be dangerous for air traffic|
|outputs additional attributes like cloud top temperature, cloud top, moving speed, moving direction|
|updates thunderstorm information every 5, 10 or 15 minutes (depending on satellite) and delivers thunderstorm nowcasts for up to 60 minutes|
|issues thunderstorm information in a standard international output format (XML) optimized for further processing and all types of user displays|
|was successfully tested in real-time together with Lufthansa within the GadCOM project in 2013 (see News 06/05/2013 and article Aviation Business Magazine).|