Accession Number : ADA267648


Title :   The Use of the Air Force Academy High Wind Alert System in Forecasting Moderate Intensity Wind Events for Military Bases in the Colorado Springs Area


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK


Personal Author(s) : Clark, Douglas S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267648.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : A study of the problem of forecasting moderate intensity wind events in the Colorado Springs area, which are operationally significant to the military bases there, was conducted over a three year period. This study centered on the use of the United States Air Force Academy High Wind Alert System, a network of automatic observing stations in the foothills of the Air Force Academy. The usefulness of the High Wind Alert System as an aid to forecasting the onset of moderate intensity events at the other bases was investigated. The results of a statistical analysis of data taken from the High Wind Alert System on a number of days during which the synoptic conditions indicated the possibility of a moderate intensity wind event are presented, with emphasis on the correlation between the output from the High Wind Alert System and the time of onset of moderate intensity winds at the concerned bases. The results of this analysis, along with the possible empirical forecasting rules they suggest, are explained.


Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGY , *UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY , OUTPUT , STATIONS , AIR FORCE , UNITED STATES , NETWORKS , AIR , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , AUTOMATIC , COLORADO , NUMBERS , WIND , INTENSITY , FORECASTING , THESES , TIME , CORRELATION


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE