See the BL top comments. As with all BLIPMAP predictors, relative predictions are expected to be more accurate than absolute predictions.
4 =========== Tim Traynor *AT* Deer Park, WA
Again, seems to under shoot as we can frequently get 2000' above the predicted Hcrit even when Thermal height variability is low
15 =========== ---------- *AT* Ojai, CA
The BL Top seems to be more accurate for the mountains we fly.
16 =========== Todd Herzog *AT* ADG (Adrian, MI)
usually get the the altitudes indicated
22 =========== Bill Richardson *AT* Warner Springs, CA
I usually can climb a little higher than the Hcrit reading, so I just use the Height of BL top to know what could be possible.
27 =========== Rick Hernan *AT* Youngsville, PA
Hard to measure.
36 =========== Tony Gaechter *AT* Truckee, CA
Higher resolution would help. I don't see much help from this once I have seen the Height of BL Top.=20
38 =========== Martin Hellman *AT* Hayward, CA
I have found BL Top to give me adequate info.
39 =========== Tom Saunders *AT* Blairstown, NJ 1N7
45 =========== Chris Ruf *AT* LaGrange, GA and Benton/Chattanooga, TN
Still confused as to whether this parameter is AGL or MSL - please label it on the graphic.
It was always on the BLtop plot, have now added MSL to this plot.
46 =========== Gale Winnett *AT* Marion Municipal Airport, Marion, OH
For our area this seems to be the best indicator of what we can expect. This is the primary indicator for me and the Buoyancy/Shear is the confirming info.
51 =========== George Morford *AT* Mission Peak, Fremont, CA
53 =========== Terence Honikman *AT* Santa Barbara, CA
Seldom look here
56 =========== J Meier *AT* Mancos, CO
Seems to predict thermal velocity closer to what I get.
57 =========== ---------- *AT* Sterling, MA
Ditto, of course.
59 =========== Frank Peel *AT* Fremont, CA
This is one of the primary parameters I view to determine how good a day will be.
62 =========== Matt Gillis *AT* Hollister, CA; Truckee, CA
This, along with "Height of BL Top", is one of the most useful parameters of the BLIPMAPS. It has also been proven to be very accurate.
71 =========== ---------- *AT* Manquin Flight Park, Manquin, VA
This is one of eight graphics I routinely use. Compares well with -3 TI.
73 =========== ---------- *AT* Bermuda High Soaring School, Lnacaster, SC
Often way too conservative
101 =========== Tom Hubbard *AT* Hollister, CA
Havn't taken the time to study and understand all parts of the BLIPMAPS
102 =========== ---------- *AT* HDH (HI), TRK (CA), MEV (NV)
Nice to know about how high I can expect to get.
106 =========== ---------- *AT* hutchinson, KS
Overestimated by about 10 percent.
129 =========== Hartley Falbaum *AT* Monroe, GA (D73)
same as above
135 =========== Harry Fox *AT* Hollister, CA ; Truckee, NV
Doesn't seems quite as accurate as the BL Top, but I don't pay enough attention to it to really judge, because I'm usually not looking for lift over flat ground.
153 =========== ---------- *AT* KLGU in UT
We have mountains and valley. The mesh size and Blipmaps don't handle this very well.
162 =========== ---------- *AT* Salida, CO
Ususally stay in the mountains north or south of Salida.
164 =========== ---------- *AT* MEV Minden, NV
167 =========== Walter Rogers *AT* California City, CA
I remember in my BL studies at Univ of Wisconsin the similiarity profiles of w*. I know what you are trying to do here, but don't find this info that useful. Maybe it is, but I haven't been able to see it from flight observations.