20 - 22 November 1998
During this weekend Bernd Goretzki, Thomas Hafner, Martin Hagen, Rene Heise, Wolf-Dieter
Herold, Olivier Lichti, Carsten Lindemann, Erland Lorenzen, Jon Meis, Manfred Reinhardt and
Hermann Trimmel met in the small town of Ohmenheim close to Neresheim and Aalen.
The following topics were discussed:
German version of the WMO Handbook
The aim is to translate and supplement the handbook. It should provide detailed
information on the climatology and soaring conditions in Europe.
The existing and already translated prelimnary version was discussed in detail. The first
version will be ready in spring 1999. The handbook will be printed by the Deutscher
Wetterdienst. It will be available for the World Gliding Championships in
Bayreuth / Germany 1999. --> Details
The pages prepared by Jon Meis and Martin Hagen were approved. The installation
of a newsgroup for all OSTIV related topics will be discussed in Bayreuth together
with other OSTIV panels.
26th OSTIV Congress in Bayreuth
During the World Gliding Championships in Bayreuth the XXVI OSTIV Congress will take
place. The MET Panel will meet 4 - 5 Aug. 1999. The scientific sessions will be
11 - 12 Aug. 1999 ( --> Details).
It is planned to collect all flight-logger data for a later meteorological
Mountain Wave Project
The common use of flight-data logger enables to study lee waves in more details.
Wolf-Dieter Herold presented results from flights above the Rocky Mountains close
to Boulder / Colorado. Rene Heise will collect flight data to
evaluate a climatology of waves in the Alps. It is planned to collect flight data
from all wave flights during the special observation period of the Mesoscale
Alpine Project (MAP). --> Details
Archive of outstanding flights
Following an idea by Manfred Reinhardt, the former president of the OSTIV, flights
within outstanding meteorological conditions should be collected into an archive.
Rene Heise will develop a form for a unified catalogue. The results should be
presented here (Rene Heise,
Hermann Trimmel and Martin Hagen