On the Sensitivity of Selected Typical Tactical Army Operations to Weather Effects.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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Weather influences many military activities. The paper shows how weather effects on certain selected activities can be quantified, and in some cases how timely and accurate weather information may increase military effectiveness. The military activities discussed here are tube-type artillery fire support, defense against CB munitions, target acquisition, sound ranging, airborne assault, and cross-country vehicle movement. It is shown that the effectiveness of artillery fire, sound ranging, airborne assault, and prediction of soil trafficability can be increased to some degree with improved meteorological support. It is also shown that because of vertical plume variability, improved meteorological support will not significantly increase the accuracy of dosage predictions in tactical chemical and nuclear defense.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics