Accession Number:

ADA073098

Title:

The Application of Measures of Synoptic Similarity to the Evaluation and Development of Atmospheric Prediction Models: Task 1.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

METEOROLOGY INTERNATIONAL INC MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A method is described for bit-coding meteorological analyses and forecasts in terms of specifying parameters which measure pattern characteristics. By matching the associated bit strings, an absolute measure of the similarity between forecast and analyzed synoptic fields can be obtained. Applications to numerical model verification, evaluation and development are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE