Accession Number:

ADA155221

Title:

A Simulation of Weather in 3D Space.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-16

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE