Accession Number:

AD0600108

Title:

CONFIGURATION OF WEATHER FACILITIES FOR METROPLEX TERMINAL AREAS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BOLLAY (E) ASSOCIATES INC GOLETA CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This study develops the observing and communication details of a mesoscale weather network to support the air traffic control system in high-density terminal areas. The study begins with a review of terminal-area traffic control functions and required weather information. Required information includes short period forecasts one hour for the terminal area since such forecasts are not available today, the study considers observations to be their equivalent and makes provision for observing the parameters that will likely be inputs to short period forecasting models. Nine metroplex cities are then selected for study, along with the test-bed at NAFEC. The ideal mesoscale network is described and its principles applied to the ten terminal areas being considered. The problems that exist in obtaining needed meteorological measurements are considered, and an optimum remote observing configuration, using existing meteorological sensors, is discussed. Additional measurements needed at the metroplex terminal are also considered. Finally, the engineering configuration and operation of the data collection network is described. Observing site details and terminal area data for the ten sample locations are tabulated in an appendix. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE