Alliance Icing Research Study II
Mirabel Airport, Quebec : Nov 2003 - Mar 2004
Workshops & Conferences:
MSC Data Collection:
AIRS II has operational objectives to:
In order to support the operational objectives, the following science objectives will be addressed to:
It is anticipated that several instrumented research aircraft operating out of Ottawa will be used in AIRS II. These aircraft will fly special flight operations over a network of ground in-situ and remote-sensing meteorological measurement systems, located at Mirabel. Some prototype airport weather forecasting systems, which use satellite and surface-based remote sensors, PIREPS, and numerical forecast models, will be evaluated during the project. The aircraft will also provide data to verify the remote-sensing algorithms, numerical forecast models, and forecast systems, used to detect and predict icing conditions.
AIRS II is an exciting collaborative effort among many scientists and organizations. It will assist in providing the aviation community better tools to avoid aircraft icing, and to improve the efficiency of airport operations. It will also enable some unique basic science objectives to be addressed such as: how supercooled large drops form, how cloud ice forms, and how to better remotely detect cloud properties.
AIRS II Participating Organizations: