Leeds RASP Tools
Stratus RASP Tools
Useful DIY RASP Scripts
For more Information about the data in the maps, see DrJack's Website and especially the Parameter Descriptions
Much Further Information
To help understand if the RASP forecast is matching the real world, an experimental script has been put together that will compare a RASP 'spot' forecast against a METAR observation (a real-world airfield met observation).
These observations are produced hourly or so.
The following table is a summary for the UK, using the script outlined below the table and map. The table is produced from 09:00 to 18:00 on the hour and every half hour during UK daylight hours.
This report: 17:41:30 24/04/2017 for this map view. This run created in 28.97 secs
The script is a bit slow, so sometimes the results may not be available as an auto-generated static view.
If this happens, click here to dynamically re-generate the table as a separate page.
If there is a problem with the output, click here to get a copy of the last generated text table.
The following plot will show a running view of the percentage of measures as correct between the forecast and the RASP prediction. Normally for the whole of the UK, 85% or hgher indicates RASP is close enough and can be relied upon.
Regional Atmospheric Soaring Prediction
BLIPMAP FORECASTS For Great Britain
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BLIPMAP™ = Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP - Created by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening, Meteorologist