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About turbli

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 climb, cruise and descent

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

  • Blending all the forecast times covered during your flight

  • Including wing loading effects of your aircraft

  • Including cruise speed effects 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!

    About 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 consultant. I have also written several journal and conference papers within the area of fluid mechanics.

    Hope you enjoy turbli!

    Current development

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

    The flight schedules, needed to determine your flight times and aircraft type, are well covered for most of the large and medium sized airports in Europe and North America. However, some airports from Asia, South America and Africa 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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