Use of Air Force Cloud Cover Data to Evaluate and Improve Cloud Forecasts and Parameterizations in Mesocale Meteorological Models.
Annual rept. 1 Oct 92-30 Sep 93,
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER
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This research utilizes satellite and surfaced derived cloud observations to improve our diagnostic capability of areal cloud coverage. In particular, a new relationship between relative humidity, vertical velocity, and cloud cover has been tested. Results of this research will be used to compliment existing cloud cover parameterization in both regional scale and global scale models. Improved forecasts of fractional areal of cloud cover is the number one meteorological research priority of the US Air Force.