Safer Air Travel: Existing Navigation Data Can Help Pilots Avoid Turbulence

Safer Air Travel: Existing Navigation Data Can Help Pilots Avoid Turbulence

Published By: Science Daily, 8/11/2016

Summary: Using standard data already collected by most airplanes, researchers are testing and refining turbulence-modeling algorithms that they believe will improve detection and prediction, so that pilots can avoid trouble spots.

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CSP Global Impact Learning Objectives/EKs:
EK 7.1.1E Widespread access to information facilitates the identification of problems, development of solutions, and dissemination of results.
EK 7.1.1I Global Positioning System (GPS) and related technologies have changed how humans travel, navigate, and find information related to geolocation.
EK 7.1.1J Sensor networks facilitate new ways of interacting with the environment and with physical systems.
EK 7.2.1A Machine learning and data mining have enabled innovation in medicine, business, and science.

Other CSP Big Ideas:
3 Data and Information
4 Algorithms

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