Accession Number:

ADA281223

Title:

A Three Dimensional Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System for Use in Various Mobile Battlefield Environments Phase 2: Transition to an Operational Forecast System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Sep 1990-15 Mar 1993

Corporate Author:

MESOSCALE ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATIONS AND OPERATIONS INC TROY NY

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

A self-contained mesoscale numerical weather prediction system which can generate real-time or historical simulations on a high performance moderate- cost workstation computer was developed and tested in this project. The system is designed to ingest a variety of atmospheric data types combine the diverse mixture of ingested data into a dynamically consistent initialization data set for the numerical model generate a mesoscale numerical simulation display the output from the simulation in a variety of graphical and tabular formats and be easily used and reconfigured through a graphical user interface. The system was created by porting a version of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation System MASS from a supercomputer to a Standent 750 vector processing workstation, and then configuring it to perform all the functions of a numerical weather prediction system within the workstation environment. The system was tested by executing 36 simulations with real-time atmospheric data and performing a subjective and objective verification. In addition to the generation of real- time mesoscale simulations for military applications, it is envisioned that the workstation-based mesoscale simulation system could have a considerable number of application in the private sector including the generation of tailored local forecasts for business and government operations that are weather sensitive. Mesoscale modeling, Numerical weather prediction, Data assimilation, Model verification, Graphical user interface

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE