GEOPHYSICAL FACTORS IN NAVAL AND MARINE OPERATIONS
TRAVELERS RESEARCH CENTER INC HARTFORD CT
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Computer simulation is assessed as a means of acquiring quantitative values of the effects that geophysical factors have on Naval and Marine operations. This work is part of a long-range program to develop warfare system concepts that will include, and in part depend on, the effects of changing environmental conditions, to enhance the probability of mission success by improving the prediction, modification, or control of relevant geophysical phenomena. An appropriate military operation and a corresponding computer simulation were sought concurrently the Naval Weapons Laboratorys STS-2 Simulation Model was tested against the ship-to-shore portion of the amphibious operation selected from among fifteen military missions previously determined most susceptible to potential geophysical prediction, modification, or control possibilities. This report covers the operation selection study and the detailed analysis of the selected ship-to-shore movement, eliciting the problems of and then quantifying, the appropriate geophysical effects, and the results of computer runs of the STS-2 simulation model.
- Naval Surface Warfare