Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making ( WSDDM ) : A Winter Weather Nowcasting System

  title={Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making ( WSDDM ) : A Winter Weather Nowcasting System},
  author={Roy L Rasmussen and Mike Dixon and Frank Hage and Jeff B. Cole and Chuck Wade and J. W. Tuttle and Starr McGettigan and Thomas J. Carty and L. Harold Stevenson and Warren Fellner and Shelly Knight and Eli Karplus and Nancy Rehak},
The March 1992 takeoff-icing accident at LaGuardia Airport (NTSB 1993) marked a turning point in winter operations at U.S. air carrier airports. Within nine months of the accident, the Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA) had established new U.S. rules for de/anti-icing aircraft prior to takeoff. In that environment, the FAA also expanded its Weather Support to Deicing Decision Making (WSDDM) system efforts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which had been initiated in 1991… CONTINUE READING


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