Modelos meteorológicos de alta resolución aplicados a la predicción de ondas de montaña y condiciones de engelamiento para la mejora de la seguridad aérea

  1. Javier Díaz Fernández
Supervised by:
  1. María Luisa Martín Director
  2. Francisco Valero Rodríguez Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Luis Vázquez Martínez Chair
  2. Carlos Yagüe Anguis Secretary
  3. M. Yolanda Luna Rico Committee member
  4. José Ignacio Farrán Martín Committee member
  5. Fernando de Pablo Dávila Committee member
  1. Física de la Tierra y Astrofísica

Type: Thesis


Mountain waves are a kind of gravity waves that form in the leeward side of the major mountain ranges under certain conditions. Turbulence and icing are adverse meteorological phenomena associated with these types of waves that can affect the aviation safety. Not surprisingly, turbulence and icing associated with mountain waves have been reported as the cause of numerous aircraft accidents.Currently, the forecast of mountain wave events is not completely accurate, which makes it difficult to anticipate them. The lack of direct observational data is the greatest inconvenience in the mountain waves study since it is very difficult to obtain reliable measurements in the mountain waves formation area. Consequently, for the study of this phenomenon in this thesis, cloudiness associated with mountain waves has been used as an observational method...