Accession Number:

ADA155027

Title:

Accuracy and Operational Use of Medium and Extended Range Numerical Atmospheric Forecasts: A Review.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 83-Feb 85,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS AND APPLIED SCIENCES CORP MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1985-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The potential benefits of medium range 5-10 day and extended range 10-15 day atmospheric forecasts in support of the U.S. Navy are assessed. The present and likely near-future state of the art of medium range and extended range forecasting are surveyed, summarized, and related to specific operational requirements and applications of such forecasts. Conclusions regarding the required skill for longer-range forecasts are provided, Several issues relating to forecast system at a central site, and to presentation, distribution and use of products, are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE