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Bird migration forecasts for military air operations

Canadian Wildlife Service.

Bird migration forecasts for military air operations

by Canadian Wildlife Service.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


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Statementby Hans Blokpoel.
SeriesOccasional paper (Canadian Wildlife Service) -- 16
ContributionsBlokpoel, Hans.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21670385M

  Migrating Birds Avoid Bad Weather — Which Makes Their Paths Predictable Scientists have developed a forecast model for predicting mass bird migrations, based in part on weather patterns. Support Operations Branch, Directorate of Operations, Royal Netherlands Air Force, PO Box , BB Breda, the Netherlands [nInS i. sv - ble eo n 0-ine at,,,ac, 0ao] Summary 1. Forecasting migration intensity can improve flight safety and reduce the operational costs of collisions between aircraft and migrating birds.

  But this site has even more! It include forecasts of bird migration activity. Using decades of radar information to provide migration ground truth, they correlated bird migration activity with forecat weather parameters (from NWS prediction models), day of year, and much more, using a machine learning algorithm.   Bird migration is a creative evolutionary solution to a problem posed by a tilted planet. The earth’s axis is angled degrees relative to its orbit. As a result, the hemispheres take turns basking in the sun — what we experience as seasons. Birds, and some other winged creatures, essentially migrate in order to follow the sun in a way that earthbound creatures cannot.

FlySafe aims at establishing a bird-warning system to improve flight safety in northwest Europe for military Air Force operations. FlySafe will deliver a proof-of-concept information system to generate quasi real-time information and forecast of bird migration at various spatial and temporal scales by combining various space and terrestrial assets. General Database Information Choose Database: All birds Bird Point Count Database (no longer available). The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have been working together to build a repository for storing Partners in Flight point count data as well as other point count datasets.


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Get this from a library. Bird migration forecasts for military air operations. [H Blokpoel]. Title: Bird Migration Forecasts for Military Air Operations Author Name: BLOKPOEL, Hans Categories: Animals, Birds, Fish, Edition: First Edition Publisher: Ottawa, Canadian Wildlife Service: Binding: Printed Card Wrappers Book Condition: About Fine Type: Government Publication Size: 9" Tall Seller ID: Keywords: BIRDS WILDLIFE WATERFOWL MILITARY MIGRATION.

Bird Migration Forecasts for Military Air Operations. By: BLOKPOEL, Hans Price: $ Publisher: Ottawa, Canadian Wildlife Service: Blokpoel H () Bird migration forecasts for military air operations. Can Wildl Serv Occas 17 pp Google Scholar Blokpoel H, Gauthier MC () Weather and the migration of Canada geese across southeastern Ontario in spring Cited by: of the bird migration monitoring and warning systems currently used in military aviation to reduce the risk of bird strikes during migration, 2) to provide a brief overview of the impact of bird strikes on military low-level operations, and 3) to estimate the effectiveness of migration monitor-ing and warning systems in bird strike by: 6.

Bird migration forecasts for military air operations. Canadian Wildlife Service, Occasional paper, 16, 12 pp.

Hunt, F. Automatic radar equipment to determine bird-strike probability: Part I, Nighttime passerine migration. Associate Committee on Bird Hazards to Aircraft, National Research Council, Canada, Field Note No. 69, 24 pp.

Migration forecast systems. Numerous radar studies have shown how migratory birds behaviour is influenced by weather (AlerstamRichardson, Shamoun‐Baranes et al. a).The relationship between migratory behaviour and meteorological conditions enable the development of predictive models to forecast bird migration densities and flight altitudes.

but incorrect term "migration forecasts" for the prediction of the density (or intensity) of aU bird activ ity. Migration forecasts were based on (1) known density patterns of bird movements, (2) known correlation between weather and the density of for­ ward migration, and (3) the local weather forecast.

Bird migration prediction models in the BAM- and FlySafe-1 project are based on military air defence radars from The Netherlands and Belgium. This work package will develop comparable bird migration prediction models, using bird migration densities from three weather radars (2 in.

The main need expressed by the Air Force partners is to further reduce the risk of bird strike in the case of military Air Force operations.

This has been translated by Air Force partners in the following requirements: improved nowcast and forecast of bird density information through a standardized information to reduce bird strike risks during. concentrations of birds in •n effort to reduce bird-•ircrMt collisionsSidney A. G•uthre•ux, Jr.

Bird migration forecasts for military air operations. Blokpoel. Can. Wildl. Serv. Occ. Pap. 16, 18pFour factors of local weather were used for the migration forecasts at Cold Lake in.

When more birds congregate near the airfield, the military restricts training exercises. Large flocks mean no take-offs or landings unless a mission is deemed worth risking a damaging strike. At MacDill, those situations are most likely to occur during fall migration, when thousands of birds fly south, or during the rainy summer season, when.

interference with the operations. This can be reached by automatic generation of ad-hoc warnings and timely reliable predictions of increased bird strike hazard for the en-route situation and providing both bird control units and air traffic control with an alerting system of birds.

During avian migration, due to the sheer numbers of birds in the air, the risk of bird strikes becomes particularly acute for low‐flying aircraft, especially during military training flights. from weather and ground clutter, bird migration clutter, and active jammers.

This is especially useful for detecting aircraft in bad weather. A wideband antenna with multiple and selectable receive beams (dual stacks of elevation beams) aid reducing false targets. An. September is a peak month for bird migrations and billions of birds will soon be flocking to the skies to begin their journey.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Cornell University developed a new bird migration forecast model that could help with bird conservation and predict major bird migrations as soon as seven days beforehand.

The German Military Geophysical Office (GMGO) has a more than years experience in all fields of bird strike prevention. Military training and flight operations usually take place in low altitudes, where also a lot of birds are present, especially near coasts and during migration periods.

About one third of all the GAF bird strikes occurs during low level flight operations. In both military and civilian operations the seasonal occurrence of bird strikes is similar.

During migration periods, when more birds are moving, there is an in- crease in the rate of collision between birds and air- craft. The graph (Fig. 4) shows the relation for a number of years. The autumn migration peak of bird strikes is greater in.

The Avian Hazard Advisory System (AHAS) was constructed with the best available geospatial bird data to reduce the risk of bird collisions with aircraft. Its use for flight planning can reduce the likelihood of a bird collision but will not eliminate the risk. The AHAS organizations are not liable for losses incurred as a result of bird strikes.

Using NEXRAD (WSRD) weather radars and models developed to predict bird movement, AHAS monitors bird activity and forecasts bird strike risk as well. Why was AHAS created. AHAS was created to provide Air Force pilots and flight scheduler/planners with a near real-time tool for making informed decisions when selecting flight routes.

The air circulates clockwise around a high pressure center (H). The air circulates counter-clockwise around a low (L). Wind and Migration So what does this all mean for birds?

Birds want to fly with a tailwind, which is wind behind them to push them along so .quality of the data base is limiting, and this is particularly true when forecasts of bird migration must be based on weather forecasts.

Despite these limitations, migration forecasts have been remarkably accurate and useful, particularly in military air operations.

The discussions of radar techniques in the chapter are good, but the statement. FlySafe aims at establishing a bird-warning system to improve flight safety in northwest Europe for military Air Force operations.

FlySafe will deliver a proof-of-concept information system to generate quasi real-time information and forecast of bird migration at various spatial and temporal scales by combining various space and terrestrial assets.