Why climb for ice?

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by SkyHog, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. bbchien

    bbchien Final Approach

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    Because in the attached sounding, the there is solid ice (and lots of it) up to 19,000 and an unprotected aircraft will never make it on top for sublimation to occur. For most GA pilots, the notion is a physics notion and not an operational consideration.
     

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  2. RotorDude

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    At least in my experience, sublimation is a very slow process. In some flights where I picked up ice while climbing and got to clear (sub-freezing) air on top, there was virtually no sublimation or shedding to speak of until my descent, sometimes hours later.
     
  3. Mikey's Notes

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    What I have found depending on the aircraft performance and type and temperatures at various altitudes from warm to cold it all depends where the warmest temps are and moisture.
     
  4. Skip Miller

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    Necropost. But then again Icing as a topic never gets old...