Forecasters Handbook for the Middle East/Arabian Sea.
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A literature search was conducted with the objective of assimilating information from widely diverse sources to provide the operational Navy forecaster with a single reference text for the Arabian Sea area and the approaches thereto. Navy forecasters were interviewed to determine typical problems and deficiencies in support, and to obtain forecasting RULESAIDS developed through experience. The approach adopted has been to describe and discuss the weather patterns which are typical of the two monsoon seasons and the transition seasons between in the section treating the season in which they are most common. A final section which addresses the effects of the regional weather on specific military evolutions is included. Satellite imagery, selected climatology and illustrative graphics augment the text. Satellite data interpretation techniques applicable to the region are discussed in an appendix.