Accession Number : ADA264569


Title :   Observations, Interpolations, and Tactical Decision Aids


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY LAB COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Robert R ; Raihl, Philip ; Cossio, Sylvia


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264569.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : This report investigates the accuracy to which observations of meteorological parameters can be interpolated to a grid. The interpolation accuracy defines the accuracy that a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) can achieve. Observations of temperature, relative humidity, windspeed, and wind direction were interpolated to a grid from a set of very carefully chosen observation stations. Hypothetical chemical spill sites were selected at five different observation points. Six different experiments were performed in which meteorological parameters were compared between observations at the hypothetical spill sites and values from nearby, interpolated grid points. Variations in the observed meteorological parameters caused by interpolation inaccuracies were applied to a heat stress casualty TDA. Sensitivity studies were performed to show the amount of variability in the TDA output.


Descriptors :   *PARAMETERS , *METEOROLOGICAL DATA , *INTERPOLATION , *DECISION AIDS , TEMPERATURE , WIND DIRECTION , HUMIDITY , TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS , WIND VELOCITY , OBSERVATION , GRIDS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE