An Assessment of the Potential Weather Barriers of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

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Authors: Colleen Reiche, PhD, Frank Brody, Christian McGillen, Joel Siegel, and Adam Cohen

Date: November 2018

Abstract: 

Weather constraints represent a critical and complex component of characterizing the UAM market. Weather can influence many components of UAM, including operations, service supply, passenger comfort, community acceptance, infrastructure, and traffic management. In this study, our goal was to provide an initial assessment of underlying historical weather conditions, or a climatology, which could impact UAM, with a focus on operations. No assumptions were made regarding vehicles or technology, so results could be made more precise by examining specific use cases in the future.

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