Two new worldwide weather map products–icing and turbulence forecasts–are now available from Jeppesen of Englewood, Colo. Both forecast maps use intuitive color scales to indicate forecast areas of light, moderate or severe activity. For the U.S., customers may view data for current conditions as well as forecast data at 3-, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-hour intervals.
Forecasts outside the U.S. include current and 12- 18- and 24-hour intervals. Users may choose to view forecast data for a wide variety of flight level increments–in 5,000-foot increments or larger composite layers–in order to determine the best altitudes to avoid encountering hazardous icing or turbulence. Both maps
are generated using WDT algorithms on global and regional numerical model output and are available through Jeppesen applications JetPlan.com, JetPlanner, FliteStar and OPSControl.