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Garmin Debuts GWX 8000 Weather Radar

Garmin Debuts GWX 8000 Weather Radar

Additionally, Garmin dubs the automated process “extensive weather threat analysis” providing 3D volumetric scanning, hail and lightning prediction, and optional predictive wind shear detection in a high-definition, 16-color presentation on the display. From five years of testing, Garmin reports that the StormOptix function performed well through challenging detection conditions including stratiform rain (generally occurring when one large-scale airmass overruns another), light rain, severe thunderstorms, hail, lightning, and wind-shear events. A turbulence detection function also assists the pilot with maintaining passenger (and personal) comfort by looking ahead for those returns that indicate bigger bumps ahead.

Published at Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:15:24 +0000

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