Melbourne Gliding Club

New Vic RASP site (soaring forecast)

17 Oct 2016 14:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


As I wrote about in the recent Glide Angle, VSA members now have a new Soaring Forecast site for Victoria and Tasmania, and covering much of NSW, thanks to the work of Matt Gage and funding from the VSA.

            http://vicmet.gliding.asn.au/VIC/

            http://vicmet.gliding.asn.au/TAS/

This model is closely related to RASP, but will be upgraded every 6 months as new information is released, which hopefully should ensure a more consistent standard of prediction.

New forecasts are created twice each day and cover the next 6 days of flying. The first 2 days are at a very high resolution (good for wave, etc.), the following 4 days are at a lower resolution (but still higher than the previous RASP). Today’s forecast should be ready by about 7:30am and tomorrow’s forecast should be ready by 7:30pm.

The server will keep about 100 days of historical forecasts, depending on available disk space.

A link to the new RASP site has been added to the bottom of the members web site www.MelbourneGlidingClub.com.au for quick reference.


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