Accession Number:

AD0743304

Title:

AFGWC Air Stagnation Model,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Air Stagnation Model ASM developed at the Air Force Global Weather Central AFGWC is designed to provide air stagnation data to Air Force installations located overseas where mesoscale data are available. Parameters are derived from the AFGWC Boundary Layer Model BLM data and the AFGWC Meso-Scale Prediction Model data. Precipitation forecasts from the Macro-Scale Cloud Module MSC are also used. Since the BLM forecasts are only available through 24 hours, the 36-hour outlook uses data from the AFGWC Macro-Scale Baroclinic Prediction Model, the MSC and the 1000-mb Prognostic Model. The techniques used in the ASM are similar to those used by the National Weather Service NWS. The air stagnation data include mixing depth, transport wind in the mixing layer, ventilation value in the mixing layer, meteorological stagnation index MSI, times of maximum and minimum MSI and the maximum and minimum MSI. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE