The overall mission of the AvRDP is to, through international collaboration, develop, demonstrate and quantify the benefits of end-to-end nowcasting aviation weather services for the terminal area focused on high impact weather. The AvRDP will focus on nowcasting aviation weather, including the respective uncertainty/confidence estimation, over the Terminal Control Area for the next 0-6hr. For simplicity, nowcast or nowcasting hereafter refers to all techniques/systems including observation-based, expert system-based, human-machine interfaced and meso/microscale NWP or any combination thereof which can generate high resolution, rapidly updated forecasts for the next 0-6hr ahead. This definition of nowcast/nowcasting is in accordance with the definition/practice adopted in WWRP and the nowcasting community.
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