Regional   Atmospheric   Soaring   Prediction
BLIPMAP FORECASTS
Germany and surroundings

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BLIPMAP stands for "Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP" -- a model for soaring weather forecast. It has been developed by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening ("DrJack"), who is meteorologist and sailplane pilot himself. For the forecast maps on this webpage, I (Hendrik Hoeth) run the RASP model locally on my server. In case you encounter any technical problems, please mail me at rasp@linta.de. More information on the meteorological model can be found on DrJack's RASP website. There you also find a discussion forum for questions about the model or problems with the forecast.

Maps for the current and for the next days are generated over night. Please check the time imprinted on the maps.

Please note that all maps are experimental and the underlying model is under development. Personally I find the maps useful, but of course I assume no liability for anything and these maps cannot substitute for a real meteorological pre-flight preparation. The pilot is always responsible himself for everything he does.

For de-briefing after your flight, yesterday's maps are here. There is also a file for XCsoar.

FOR OTHER EUROPEAN SITES:Check the links on http://rasp.linta.de/.

PARAMETER [description] CURRENT DAY       TOMORROW
Spatial resolution in km 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4       9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Thermal Parameters:
Thermal Updraft Velocity and B/S ratio 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Thermal Updraft Velocity (W*) 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Buoyancy/Shear ratio (B/S) 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Height of Critical Updraft Strength (MSL Hcrit) 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Depth of Critical Updraft Strength (AGL Hcrit) 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Top 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Depth 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Thermal Height Uncertainty 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Sfc. Heating 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Normalized Sfc. Sun 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Sfc. Sun 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Sfc. Temperature 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Wind Parameters:
Sfc. Wind 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Avg. Wind 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Wind at BL Top 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Wind Shear 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Max. Up/Down (Convergence) 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Upper Level Parameters:
Surface Pressure 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Vertical Velocity at 850 hPa 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Vertical Velocity at 700 hPa 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Vertical Velocity at 500 hPa 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Cloud Parameters:
Cu Potential 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Cu Cloudbase (Sfc.LCL) [MSL] 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Cu Cloudbase where Cu Potential>0 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Overdevelopement Potential 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
OD Cloudbase (BL CL) [MSL] 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
OD Cloudbase where OD Potential>0 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
BL Cloudcover 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Sfc. Dew Point Temperature 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
CAPE 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
1-Hour Rain 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
3-Hour Rain 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
Soundings:
(1) Düsseldorf 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(2) Mendig 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(3) Oldenburg 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(4) Ludwigshafen 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(5) Pirna 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(6) Lüsse 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(7) Offenburg 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(8) Warsaw 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1
(9) Albstadt 07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
      07+1
08+1
09+1
10+1
11+1
12+1
13+1
14+1
15+1
16+1
17+1
18+1
19+1