MESOSCALE ANALYSIS OF EXISTING METEOROLOGICAL NETWORK DATA.
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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A study was conducted to investigate means for adapting existing airways and synoptic data to meso scale analysis as a basis for a Improving short term terminal forecasts and, b Prepara tion of a manual for local area analyses which could be used to facilitate the preparation of 0-3 hour terminal forecasts. The program in volved investigation of selected weather situa tions at six terminals which were chosen on the basis of the importance of the terminal, good geographic representation, and adequacy of the existing network of airways observing stations. A basic hypothesis under test was that the high time resolution of the recording instruments could be used to compensate for the poor spatial resolution of the existing airways network. The investigation was, therefore, structured to determine whether tendency-type information which could be transmitted by teletype could be employed usefull o sharpen the analysis and improve the forecast, and to devise and employ means for substituting the high time resolution of most meteorological observing systems for the poor spatial resolution of same. Author