Accession Number:

AD0745173

Title:

Operational Utilization of Weather Satellite Data for Input to Numerical Analysis and Prediction.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The results of techniques and procedures used to evaluate the utility of satellite observations for enhancing the accuracy and detail of numerical analyses in sparse-data areas are presented. The experiments employed statistically-derived and subjective interpretations from video and infrared satellite data, for the purpose of modifying Fleet Numerical Weather Centrals operational surface, 500- and 300-mb analyses. The resulting satellite-modified analyses for six synoptic times, in the period 11-14 March 1971, presents an implementation of satellite input to numerical analyses and prediction. The technology demonstrated here is offered as a guide to the man-machine approach to extratropical analysis as performed by major numerical weather centers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE