Accession Number:

ADA257985

Title:

Computer Models Used by AFGWC and NMC for Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTTAFB NE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Describes the numerical analysis and forecast models most widely used by U.S. Air Force meteorologists. These models are the Air Force Global Weather Central AFGWC Global Spectral Model GSM the AFGWC Real-Time Nephanalysis RTNEPH the AFGWC High Resolution Analysis HIRAS models the AFGWC Five- Layer cloud forecast model 5-LAYER the National Meteorological Center NMC Nested Grid Model NGM and the NMC AviationMedium Range Forecast AVNMRF model. Report also describes model grids and tells how the grids are built. Strengths and weaknesses of the various models are discussed, along with AFGWC and NMC production cycles. Meteorology, Weather, Forecasting, Computers, Supercomputers, Computer programs, Models, Analysis, Computer analysis, Numerical analysis, Cray, Grids, Resolution, Topography, Map projections, More.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE