Accession Number:

ADA101528

Title:

Sensitivity Analysis of a Mesoscale Moisture Model.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

A two-dimensional, mesoscale moisture model is described briefly and some recent modifications are outlined. Results from the model were computed for a variety of atmospheres and terrain types. A limited sensitivity analysis showed the effect of different model input parameters on meteorological variables for one vertical column through the atmosphere at a central horizontal grid point. A detailed analysis of selected cases for the entire domain of the model indicated the effect of input parameters on vertical velocity, precipitation amount, and precipitation rate. For one set of input parameters, analyses were performed of the variation of vertical velocity and precipitation every 2 hours for a 12-hour period. An example of a potential application to electro-optical algorithms is discussed and suggestions are made for future work. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE