Introduction to Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR)

Introduction to Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR)
  • Explain what aircraft-based observation collection, processing and dissemination entails
  • Describe how aircraft-based observation data can be obtained and used
  • Describe the quality of aircraft-based observations and their characteristic strengths and limitations as a meteorological data source
  • Describe the benefits of aircraft-based observations for improving the quality of weather forecasts, for improvements in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and the resulting improvements to airline operations
  • Explain the value of aircraft-based observations by relating the results of impact studies
  • Explain the cost/benefits of aircraft-based observations to both national meteorological services and to the aviation industry
  • At a basic level, explain the technical aspects of aircraft-based observations in terms of hardware, software, and communications technologies, and in terms of data quality management requirements