Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Larry » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:56 pm

Marvelous work Bonkin! :) I use to work with clouds, and I`m also lucky that nobody asked me how it works, because I coudn`t explain that. :oops:
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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Meaker » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:56 pm

Top work with the weather Bonks,I know I don't fly Campaign nights anymore,but one has got to admire talent such as this........I salute you Sir :salute:
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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Dickie » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 am

Meaker I don't know if you are aware of who that person is in your avatar?

That is F/L Christopher 'Bunny' Currant, DSO, DFC and bar No.605 Sqn. So the genuine "Bunny" :D
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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Bunny » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:03 pm

I've always loved his name - "Currant Bunny" :D Reminds me, my great uncle was always known as Uncle Bun - absolutely no idea why.
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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Dickie » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:19 pm

Impressive Bonks, really interesting. I certainly think that you should be talking to Thaine for his viewpoint on whatever you want to use though, since he's a professional meteorologist, not that you don't know what a cloud is - you are certainly the foremost weatherman in the FMB though!

This one though, I think that this is really accurate actually, only they should probably be a higher layer. Seen these sorts of formations from airliners heading into Britain
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Also, since you have a couple of threads on this I think this whole thing could be turned into a web page in our Flight School, under the FMB section.
http://www.aircombatgroup.co.uk/flight_ ... tion=0#nav

Or at least stickied.
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Re: Adding Weather to Missions - Part 2

Postby Thaine » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:02 am

Great work Bonkin,
This looks really promising. Although it makes my heart cry to see what features were intended and not implemented (cloud turbulence, precipitation, etc...) :(

Dickie wrote:This one though, I think that this is really accurate actually, only they should probably be a higher layer. Seen these sorts of formations from airliners heading into Britain
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Also, since you have a couple of threads on this I think this whole thing could be turned into a web page in our Flight School, under the FMB section.
http://www.aircombatgroup.co.uk/flight_ ... tion=0#nav


Dickie is right on that one though. That's typical weather for nice summer forenoons, when cloud development is just about to kick off, or after a cold front passage.

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Here you see that the coverage of cumulus is varying a bit, but especially in the north there's rather shallow and sparse cloud coverage. Mind you. FEW means 1-2 octas, so not many at all.

I'll have a look at the archives and see what I can gather about the weather in 1940. I started that endeavor before and it's not easy, because Meteorology was still in it's infancy during that era. But I might get some cornerstones and at least give some realistic values for cloud height, type and coverage.

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