Radar Icing Algorithm (RadIA)

Radar Icing Algorithm

The Radar Icing Algorithm, or 'RadIA', utilizes the polarized moments from the National Weather Service's network of WSR-88D operational radars and the most recent Numerical Weather Prediction model temperature profiles to detect in-flight icing.  The algorithm consists of several meta-algorithms for various icing scenario inclusion or non-icing scenario exclusion, the sum of which are combined for a final in-flight icing product.