Accession Number : ADA281984

Title :   Meteorological Factors That Affect The Formation an Prediction of Aircraft Iing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bjorkman, Christopher S.

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : This thesis reviewed factors which influence aircraft icing, verified previous NACA data, and assessed forecasting techniques. Analysis of RAOBs and PIREPs compiled by NOAA/FSL were required to have occurred within one hour of RAOB ascent and within 50 miles of the RAOB location. The results of this study compared favorably to those of NACA. Icing reports appeared to occur within a distinct range from 0 deg C to -20 deg C and with a 1 deg C dew point depression. While not as distinct, stability is related to the type of icing. Current forecast rules were found to be valid and suggestions for improvement are provided.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *ICE FORMATION, *DEICING SYSTEMS, *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, WEATHER FORECASTING, HUMIDITY, THESES, DEW POINT, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE