Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Air France 447 - AFR447 - A detailed meteorological analysis - Satellite and weather data

Air France 447 - AFR447 - A detailed meteorological analysis - Satellite and weather data

from the website:
"Air France flight 447 (AF447), an Airbus A330 widebody jet, was reported missing in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of June 1, 2009. The plane was enroute from Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) to Paris (LFPG). Speculation suggested that the plane may have flown into a thunderstorm. The objective of this study was to isolate the aircraft's location against high-resolution satellite images from GOES-10 to identify any association with thunderstorm activity. Breakup of a plane at higher altitudes in a thunderstorm is not unprecedented; Northwest Flight 705 in 1963 and more recently Pulkovo Aviation Flight 612 in 2006 are clear examples...."
Air France 447 - AFR447 - A detailed meteorological analysis - Satellite and weather data
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