Denver-Boulde r to burn downhill. Weise presented his results of a The 12 February 1994 meeting was held at the comparison between predicted fire behavior and that Denver International Airport (DIA), still under con- that occurred in a tiltable wind tunnel he constructed. struction at the time. Roger Engel of the Raytheon He concluded that the present fire behavior models Service Company, an FAA contractor at the Terminal need fixing and that physical models of fire behavior Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility, was able are preferable to statistical or empirical models. to conduct a behind-the-scenes tour of several facili- —Bernard N. Meisner. ties at DIA. Engel began with an extensive tour of the TRACO N control room, including the new weather Greater Boston display stations installed there. Some of the members Chapter and Blue Hill Observatory Club members (from the Forecast Systems Laboratory at NOAA) had met at and toured the WSI Corporation facility in worked on the project developing these displays. The Billerica on 31 March 1994. highlight of the tour was going to the top of the FAA WSI staff members updated attendees on the control tower (325 ft AGL) on a gorgeous clear day WSR-88 D
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1994
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