Thermal layer is an excellent feature ! Thanks to the windy team for the effort.
- I use thermal layer with ICON-D2 model which gives an unprecedented granularity of the data. I understand ICON -D2 data are used to compute max climb altitude (AMSL). My experience flying a glider a consulting the thermal map is that the altitudes are far too optimistic and are rather 400-500m lower than computed. This can be evaluated and becomes evident when you crosscheck with barographic data of realworld flights of that day (WeGlide or OLC). Question, for calculation do you use simply Cumulus Condensation Level ?
- In overlay to thermal map I put airspace plugin. How can I change the line color of the airspace display to make is more visible?
- I changed the color scheme for altitude data. I would like to accommodate the color of the clouds for better visibility as well. How can I do this?
Concerning your point 3. do you talk about the small cloud symbols shown on Thermals overlay? I don’t think there is a way for changing their color. And probably same for your point 2.
@idefix37 Affirmative, the cloud (airspace borders - symbols on a light yellow, green background are hardy visible. What a pity !
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Thanks for your reply. I did some further investigation, see attached screen shot. Pic shows a sample location for today 13h00 LT. Graphical estimation from sounding, ECWMF) gives a thermal high of about 1500m at 23°, CCL 2841m , windy computation 1900m. Meteoblue (sorry to mention concurring source) provides ICON-D2 sounding which let me to estimate approx 1000m. Now am a little puzzeled but from experience I think the later is more realistic.