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Using NEXRAD weather surveillance network to forecast movements of migratory birds impacting safety at US airports Edited

Recent research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology (https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13971) suggests that existing infrastructure and weather radar data can be used to help airports anticipate and respond to periods of increased wildlife strike hazards.

More than 17,000 wildlife strikes were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration in 2019. Globally, wildlife strikes have killed more than 287 people... more »

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Airport Accident Analysis and Impacts to Safety Zones

Aviation accident data has limitations for establishing airport safety zones used to guide airport-vicinity land use decisions. Establishing uniform reporting criteria across responsible agencies will assist local jurisdictions to define safety zones and apply them to maintain airport viability.

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Vegetation Height and Impacts on Deterring Small Birds on Airports

Vegetation and grass height is suggested to be between 7-14 inches on airports to deter small bird species; this concept has been tested in the past, with mixed results. I suggest a study should be conducted building on the previous publications keeping in mind new technologies and different grass management strategies to determine if current best management strategies are sufficient or may need to be updated.

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