Aerodrome Climatologies

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Step 1: required

Enter aerodrome name(s) and/or ICAO code(s) separated by commas. Example: GOLD COAST, YSSY, YMML

Step 2: Select model(s) required





Information on Models

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Climatological summaries, based on ICAO recommendations
are available for selected aerodromes in Australia in the following form:

Model A (Cloud / Visibility)
Frequencies (percent) of the occurrence of visibility (metres) and/or the height of the base of the lowest cloud layer (metres and feet) of BKN or OVC extent below specified values at specified times.

Model D (Wind)
Frequencies (percent) of the occurrence of concurrent wind direction (10° sectors) and speed (knots) within specified ranges.

Model B (Visibility)
Frequencies (percent) of visibility below specified values (metres) at specified times.

Model E (Temperature)
Frequencies (percent) of surface temperature (screen) in specified ranges of 5°C at specified times.

Model C (Cloud)
Frequencies (percent) of the height of the base of the lowest cloud layer (metres and feet) of BKN or OVC extent below specified values at specified times.

Model F (Special Phenomena)
Includes mean, maximum and minimum number of days per month of one occurence of selected meteorological elements.

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