A Simulation of Weather in 3D Space.
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AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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A stochastic simulation process, known as the 3D-Boehm Sawtooth Wave model has been developed. It has greater versatility than previously applied models. For a real cloud cover, the input consists of the mean sky-cover and a scale parameter, depicted as a characteristic wavelength. The algorithm has been written and programmed to map the simulated clouds horizontally, or in vertical cross-section. Since the model requires climatology in the vertical, a procedure has been developed which takes the cumulative sky-cover as seen by a surface observer and produces estimates of mean cloudiness within any specified layer. Keywords Cloud cover Sawtooth wave model CFLOS Cloud-free line of sight New England.