EXAEDRE : Chasing Thunderstorms with PLANET !

PLANET system contributed to the success of the EXAEDRE campaign (EXploiting new Atmospheric Electricity Data for Research and the Environment) in Corsica in September and October 2018.



In the above broadcast (TF1 and France 2, in French), the airplane heads towards thunderclouds to take essential in-situ measurements of the electrical fields. The PLANET system is used by the scientists to provide guidance in real-time to the flight crew, and to share global situation awareness, thanks among others to live radar and lightning strike information.

Real time flight tracking with meteorological situation