semi-related: I wrote up a tutorial on Alps crossings with a hot air balloon as there is next to zero material available on the issue
it gives an idea of the meteorological prerequisites: http://static.mah.priv.at/public/alpcrossing/assets/player/KeynoteDHTMLPlayer.html#0
(suggestions for improvement and bug reports welcome)
It would be great to use the url query str to load and mount a plugin. Also provide parameters that one can read from within the plugin.
Something like: www.windy.com/plugins/traj/?parameter1=x&......
@mhaberler tells me the traj plugin appears to be gaining popularity among non-geek balloonists.
A fire map is planned for a next future:
Meanwhile you can visit this website which gives a global view of fires in the world:
I have made the start speed 0 and the initial increments 0.5. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have also considered this, however, calculating true speed from windspeed and direction in a sailboat is daunting. Hull speed plays a role and each model seems to have a different polar diagram. There is no easily applicable formula. Perhaps you can advise??
That's probably something we can try.
The thing is that different model report different things.
I think that EC has all of model elevation, actual elevation and sfc temp while GFS only has actual? elevation.
I have chosen to use the model elevation when available because what's below probably do not make a lot of sense ?
Hi Peter. I am working on a flight planner, that you might find useful. The plugin calculates ground speed, from your IAS and Wind speed at your chosen alt, and determines the corrected ETE.
Can I ask: What is your airspeed ? (74kph). What are your waypoints?