Baron recently announced Aviation Weather, a suite of aviation weather data products. Baron Aviation Weather features a variety of weather tracking and forecasting tools designed specifically for use in the aviation industry, including two Baron-exclusive, proprietary weather intelligence products – Baron Flight Cross Section and Global Radar.
Baron Flight Cross Section provides customers with detailed weather information for every altitude between takeoff and landing. With Baron Flight Cross Section, customers can create a detailed vertical profile, directly from client apps or websites, of temperature, winds, turbulence, or icing along their route. This information is presented in a cross-sectional graphic, including different visual settings for optimizing viewing for different times of day.
Baron says its other proprietary weather intelligence tool, Global Radar, delivers detailed images of current precipitation intensity in areas that are not covered by traditional ground-based radars – a useful tool for airplanes flying over sparsely populated or isolated areas.
Baron also offer other key Aviation Weather tools that include:
• Global Winds and Temps Aloft: Merges forecast wind data with forecast temperatures into one display. Data is provided up to 9 days in the future and is displayed in 1,000 ft. increments up to 51,000 ft.
• Global IR Satellite: Displays infrared satellite data that is visible both day and night allowing pilots to see where areas of convection are occurring.
• Global Lightning: Displays individual lighting strikes as they occur or as a heat map display.
• Mid and High Level Significant Weather (Global Product): Displays a worldwide view of weather (including areas of convection, icing, turbulence, and Flight Level Winds) over mid and high levels. Data is provided as a single map overlay through the Baron Weather API.
• And more, such as METARs, SIGMETs, and TAFs
Baron Aviation Weather can be implemented via the Baron Weather API, which allows for turn-key integration of the weather intelligence products into a range of devices and services, including location-based smart phone and tablet apps, websites, desktop applications, multi-function displays, chart plotters, and electronic flight bags. “The moment I saw [Baron’s] API, I realized that they had really put a lot of thought behind this,” John Burnside, director of Technology for iFlightPlanner, said of the Baron API.