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About this website

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At turbli, the goal is to provide flight travelers with the most accurate turbulence forecast.

Our sources come from the forecasts produced by NOAA/NWS, which are also used by pilots for flight planning. This data is then adapted to your flight by:

  • Covering the takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and landing

  • Using a 13 km resolution and covering a wide domain along a great-circle trajectory

  • Blending all the forecast times covered during your flight

  • Adjusting the forecast to the wing loading of your aircraft

  • Adjusting the forecast to the cruise speed of your aircraft

  • Wind speeds and seasonal averages are also presented to show travelers possible risk of delays in case of strong headwinds.

    Turbli is a tool for the curious traveler, the ones who fear flying, the people trying to concentrate on work through the flight, the parents hoping to walk their babies along the aisle, and many more. Check turbli, listen to the instructions of flight attendants and buckle up when the sign turns on!

    The author

    Turbli is developed and maintained by Ignacio Gallego-Marcos.

    I have been working in the area of turbulence modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the past 7 years. I did my doctoral thesis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and I am currently working in Sweden as a CFD engineer. I have also written several journal and conference papers within the area of fluid mechanics.

    Some parts of the code have been written by my brother, Fernando Gallego-Marcos. He did his doctoral thesis at UCM in Spain and now works as a data scientist.

    Hope you enjoy turbli!

    Current development

    Turbli is currently on its first version. This version provides a fully detailed and up-to date turbulence and wind forecasts.

    The flight schedules, needed to determine your flight times and aircraft type, are covered for most of the large and medium sized airports. The best coverage is in Europe and North America. However, some other airports might not be available in our system. We are working on expanding the airports coverage and hope that we will soon be able to provide you with a fully world coverage of flights.

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