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The Use of Satellite-Derived Soundings in the AFGWC Stratospheric Analysis Models.
AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NE
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The first successful use of satellite-derived soundings in the stratospheric analysis models of the Air Force Global Weather Central AFGWC occurred on 26 December 1979. A new procedure for the construction of the stratospheric first-guess fields was also instituted on that date. These new first-guess fields are based on satellite soundings. This Technical Note describes the changes that have been made to the stratospheric analysis procedure used at the AFGWC. Author
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