Accession Number:

ADA053854

Title:

An Interpretative Review of Existing Capabilities for Measuring and Forecasting Selected Weather Variables (Emphasizing Remote Means).

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The variability in weather many times influences significantly the decisions made in military tactical planning and operations affecting the utilization of Army weapons systems, smoke deployment for both offensive and defensive purposes, and air and ground operations. An interpretative review has been made of many documented capabilities for measuring and forecasting selected weather variables, i.e., precipitation, cloud cover and height, and profiles of temperature, humidity, and wind speed, that exist worldwide. Methodologies and techniques that rely on the collection of meteorological data by remote means and numerical prediction models that are operational have been emphasized. Available evaluation information is presented for some of the methodologies and techniques included in the report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE