AAP Deputy Director
Aviation Applications Program (AAP)
Lead the FAA's Aviation Weather Research Program, coordinate inflight
icing studies at RAP, conduct research into icing environmental
characterization, detection, and forecasting, development of forecaster
training materials on aircraft icing. Serve as in situ instrumentation
editor for the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
Cloud physics, aviation weather, winter storms, inflight icing
detection and forecasting, remote sensing and in situ instrumentation.
B.S., University of Arizona, 1976, Physics
M.S., University of Washington, 1978, Atmospheric Science
Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1986, Atmospheric Science
Politovich, M.K., 2000: Predicting glaze or rime ice growth on
airfoils. J. Aircraft, 37, 117-121.
Martner, B.E. and M.K. Politovich, 1999: Five-day temperature forecasts
from Denver television stations and newspapers. National Weather
Digest, 23, 9-19.
Vivekanandan, J., B. Martner, M.K. Politovich and G. Zhang, 1999:
Retrieval of atmospheric liquid and ice characteristics using dual-wavelength
radar observations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,
Bernstein, B.C., T.A. Omeron, F. McDonough and M.K. Politovich,
1997: The relationship between aircraft icing and synoptic-scale
weather conditions. Weather and Forecasting. 12, 742-762.
Politovich, M.K., 1996: Response of a research aircraft to icing
conditions and evaluation of icing severity indices. J. Aircraft,
33, 291 - 297.
Politovich, M.K. and B.C. Bernstein, 1995: Production and depletion
of supercooled liquid water in a Colorado winter storm. J. Appl.
Meteor., 34, 2631-2648.
Politovich, M.K., B.B. Stankov and B.E. Martner, 1995: Determination
of liquid water altitudes using combined remote sensors. J. Appl.
Meteor., 34, 2060-2075.
Schultz, P. and M.K. Politovich, 1992: Toward the improvement of
aircraft icing forecasts for the continental United States. Wea.
and Forecasting, 7, 491-500.
Politovich, M.K., 1989: Aircraft icing caused by large supercooled
droplets. J. Appl. Meteor., 28, 856-868.
Sand, W.R., W.A. Cooper and M.K. Politovich, 1984: Effects of icing
on performance of a research airplane. J. Aircraft, 21,
Three COMET modules on the Meted
web site, NWS Forecasters' Professional Development Series on
Aviation Weather Forecasting: