Improved Point Analysis Model (IPAM) (Users Guide)
AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTTAFB NE
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The Air Force Global Weather Central AFGWC and the USAF environmental Technical Applications Center USAFETAC have provided vertical meteorological profiles to military organizations, government agencies, and DoD contractors for a number of years. These products are called Point Analyses, or PAs. The contents of a PA let customers use applicable meteorological information to assess and evaluate their own data with respect to the state of the atmosphere at a specific place and time. The capabilities of the PA have recently been improved to accommodate new meteorological databases, new data sources, updated or new climatological data fields and models, and sophisticated mathematical techniques that enhance the accuracy and reliability of the data profile. The improved product is known as the Improved Point Analysis Model, or IPAM. This users guide describes the IPAM in detail, explaining its capabilities and limitations in sufficient depth to allow customers to use and apply the data to their own purposes.