Accession Number:

AD0733559

Title:

Ten Guidelines for the Simulation of Weather-Sensitive Military Operations: Weather and Warplanes. II,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report presents directions for quantifying the value of weather service in military operations through the use of computer models. The suggested procedure is Learn the operation from the operators viewpoint Determine acceptable measures of operational effectiveness Keep the model as simple as credibility allows Determine the constraints on decision flexibility Quantify the nonweather decision aspects Quantify weather effects on each component activity Determine ways of expressing forecasting skills Obtain and structure the required weather data, since it is seldom available in the form needed Establish decision rules and effectiveness criteria Write credible scenarios for the model. Results from the STRICOM weatherdecision model are presented to demonstrate the desirability of the Air Weather Service engaging in such analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE