RAP BLIPMAP SouthWest Viewer
BLIPMAP ™ = Boundary Layer Information Prediction MAP
Created by Dr. John W. (Jack) Glendening, Meteorologist
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BLIPMAP HELP page
BLIPMAPs predict thermal soaring conditions resulting from surface
heating of the Boundary Layer, by post-processing numerical weather
model predictions to provide parameters suited to the needs of soaring
pilots. Users of this viewer are assumed to be familiar with
BLIPMAP and its parameters, as described on the SW 21Z BLIPMAP webpage and on the parameter
BASIC thermal forecast parameters
gives a short list of the parameters most important for thermal soaring.
BLIPMAP NEWS (Latest: Sep 1, 2020)
September 1, 2020: $1158
Latest: Sat Aug 22 10:23 "Hiatus" [DrJack]
DrJack sez: (Latest 5 news items)
July 20, 2020:
You are now using the new virtual Blipmap server. The RAP and NAM BLIPMAP forecasts are working, as is the forum - but I have checked little else. If you find something not working, please report it on the Blipmap Forum. and I will attempt to fix it.
All BLIPMAPs are now freely available to registered users.
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EMAIL POLICY: There are
many advantages to having one person's knowledge be shared and
available to others, so I expect most BLIPMAP issues to be handled through
and ask those who have a question or problem or experience which could
be of interest to others to post it there. This allows others to
comment on the matter if they have any personal experience and also
allows any response I make to be read by others. If you send me
an email, I will respond personally only if it's nature is not
appropriate for such posting - in other cases I will simply
reply with a request to post to the forum.
I only look at the webpages and maps that I use personally or that I
suspect might contain an error. If you notice a consistent
problem with either, please post a message on the
Thanks to John Whitney (F9) for slaying the file-eating
dragon inhabiting the original viewer and adding the "ListSAVE/LOAD"
I also want to personally thank those whose support is listed on the
Heros: Contributors webpage.
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the identified location map for this region
Link to the latest BLIPSPOT forecasts for individual locations
Link to the 21Z RAP BLIPMAP webpage for this region
Link to the BLIPMAP UniViewer
Links to the BLIPMAP Archive Viewer and RAP Archive Viewer with IGC overlay
Link to the BLIPMAP HELP webpage - for additional on-line information