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blackbird1999
08-25-2007, 08:20 PM
Sorry to have my first post here about something so elementry, but I am stumped and countless searches of the forum have turned up nothing for me, as I am not even sure what to call it.

During the single player briefing, for the weather, it usually gives a number of say 3/10. What is that exactly? I was guessing it has something to do with visibility?

Thanks in advance for any help. I have lurked around for a long while here eager to absorb all of the great info that you folks trade back and forth. This community is great. I hope I can contribute in some way eventually.

JimmyBlonde
08-25-2007, 09:08 PM
Cloud cover I think...

Not sure.

DKoor
08-26-2007, 10:58 PM
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JG53_Valantine
08-26-2007, 11:20 PM
I think ive seen some of the bomber campaigns worded like that for cloud cover, although im not sure if they were stock or not. Sorry i cant be of more help
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DKoor
08-26-2007, 11:26 PM
Yes......apparently those PF campaigns have the 1-10 weather rankings...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif just checked.

It's so much better with the old way.

But I suppose that 10/10 would be perfect weather 1/10 worst.

leitmotiv
08-27-2007, 12:59 AM
Basic science: the cloud ranking system 0-10 is te international standard, and, of course, the standard for aviation. Levels of cloud cover defined in the nifty table below:

http://www.farmzone.com/index.php?product=help&placecod...agecontent=helpicons (http://www.farmzone.com/index.php?product=help&placecode=so019&pagecontent=helpicons)

blackbird1999
08-27-2007, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Basic science: the cloud ranking system 0-10 is te international standard, and, of course, the standard for aviation. Levels of cloud cover defined in the nifty table below:

http://www.farmzone.com/index.php?product=help&placecod...agecontent=helpicons (http://www.farmzone.com/index.php?product=help&placecode=so019&pagecontent=helpicons)

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for the help guys, especially the link leitmotiv.

For the record, you are right DKoor, I was playing a campaign in PF (Guadalcanal '42).

Lurch1962
08-27-2007, 08:45 PM
I was a weather observer/briefer/station manager for nearly a decade in the '80s-'90s. The international standard for synoptic weather reporting quantified cloud cover in octas, or eights, while the aviation community used tenths. Scattered cloud cover was up to 5/10, broken was 6/10-9/10, and of course an overcast sky was 10/10.

But in weather reportage each and every cloud layer is given its own fractional sky coverage, and of course the cloud base height was at least estimated, if not measured.

So you could see the cloud portion of a weather report read, "25 SCT 70 BKN 230 OVC". (Scatterd clout at 2,500 ft, broken cloud at 7,000 ft and overcast cloud at 23,000 ft.) But that's the way it was done in the old days. Since I moved on, another format came into use, and I'm not too familiar with it.

In IL-2 cloud cover is treated more simplistically in the briefing, of course. And I'm sure it refers only to the "fluffy" cumuliform cloud found only at lower altitudes in-game. Any high cirroform stuff is neglected.

--Lurch--