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E-02 The practical application of local meteorological knowledge

It is in the nature of commercial airship operations that is necessary from time to time to operate above large cities, and to land and take-off from suitable sites within large city areas. The local weather processes, and especially the wind systems, which may develop within the lower atmospheric boundary layer in large cities, are not currently forecast by any routine aviation weather service. Airship pilots therefore need to develop a basic understanding of the causation of potentially hazardous wind phenomena which frequently occur within large cities, to understand how various combinations of causative factors can occur in specific geographical and meteorological situations, and to recognise the diagnostics of these processes from the behaviour of the airship while flying near cities. This paper addresses these issues.

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