Currently, private pilots are required to get the latest weather briefing data before their flight. In Switzerland, most of the private pilots consult weather data offered from MeteoSwiss within the Sykguide-platform “Skybriefing.com”. There, pilots usually consult GAFOR, QNH and LL-SIGWX charts, which try to display 3D-information onto 2D-charts. Nowadays, hazardeous weather information and visualization techniques allow to display this 3D-information more nicely.
We’re offering following subjects to master students looking for a VT or MT topic:
- Generation of a first 3D-visualization of the LL-SIGWX-chart: Using high-resolution weather forecasts, a first 3D-visualization is generated as a demonstration object for Switzerland. Visualization software includes GoogleMaps, but also map.geo.admin or other related tools. The LL-SIGWX-chart is used as a reference and validation tool.
- Expanding the tool to Western Europe: The tool is refined and applied for other regions in Europe. A comparison of the skill between global weather models and regional weather models is performed and validated against existing LL-SIGWX-charts (TEMSI, LL-SIGWX, GAFOR, etc.) and measured data (icing detection on board of certain aircrafts)