Accession Number:

AD0733681

Title:

Forecasting Horizontal Weather Depiction Fields by Satellite and Numerical Products,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS ENGINEERING SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C DETACHMENT (FAMOS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The report describes a quasi-objective technique for preparing 24- to 36-hour horizontal weather depiction forecasts, using a blend of numerically produced guidance material and weather satellite data. Relationships between the Fleet Numerical Weather Central FNWC 500-mb SD analysis and cloud patterns observed by weather satellites are illustrated. Objective methods for modifying the 500-mb SD progs, based on the satellite-observed cloud patterns, are described. Methods are outlined for forecasting precipitation areas, amounts and types, cloud types and cloud top heights. Verification techniques and results are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE