Met Office 4D-Trajectory 1.0.0

Abstract

The Met Office 4D Trajectory API service supplies global meteorological data for tailored flight trajectory requests, to support flight planning services and software products. The benefits of exploiting 10km resolution meteorological data for flight planning and in-flight decision making include:

  • Save fuel costs
  • Reduce CO2 emissions
  • Improve Flight Management Computer (FMC) calculations to save fuel
  • Supply notifications of weather hazards for situational awareness and improved safety

Trajectory requests allow the user to specify a latitude, longitude, atmospheric height, date/time and weather parameters, to map meteorological data to a flight trajectory. (See API Specification)

Two API’s are available to supply the following weather parameters:

  • The 'MAIN' dataset includes our core weather parameters for aviation operations (Winds, Temperature, Relative Humidity).
  • The 'HAZARDS' dataset includes turbulence severity
    • Icing and CB Cloud Base/Top Height could be made available in due course
    •  Convection data is currently available in 17km resolution, please note that the Met Office is currently undertaking validation work to supply 10km resolution CB data.

This API service conforms to the Open Geospatial Consortium Environmental Data Retrieval (EDR) Specification, delivering data in coverage JSON format.

Available March 2022.

Service Type
SWIM_CANDIDATE
Lifecycle Stage
PROSPECTIVE
Business Activity Type
AIRSPACE_ORGANISATION_AND_MANAGEMENT
AIRSPACE_USER_OPERATIONS
Intended Consumer
CIVIL_AIRSPACE_USER
PROVIDER_OF_DATA_SERVICES
Information Exchange Category
AERONAUTICAL_INFORMATION_EXCHANGE
METEOROLOGICAL_INFORMATION_EXCHANGE
Application Message Exchange Pattern
SYNCHRONOUS_REQUEST_REPLY
In-Operation Date
31-Mar-2022
Provider
Met Office

UK National Weather Service

Provider Type
REGULATED_METEOROLOGICAL_SERVICE_PROVIDER
Support

Support services available 24/7 via Met Office Customer Service Number 0370 900 0100 or email at enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk

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Revision Save Date
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 16:47