Proceedings of the 1997 Battlespace Atmospherics Conference 2-4 December 1997
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMANDSAN DIEGO CA
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Until 1995, Battlefield Atmospherics Conferences were hosted annually by the Armys Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory ASL at White Sands, NM. These conferences, while primarily addressing Army concerns, had Navy, Air Force, and international participation. With the incorporation and move of ASL into the Army Research Laboratory, the Army could not host this widely recognized conference in 1996. DDRE recommended that it become a tri-service event to be hosted by each of the three U.S. services in succession, whereby each service would be responsible for the conference 2 years in a row. The Navy was selected for 1996 and 1997, with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego SSC San Diego, formerly NRaD as host. The conference name was changed to Battlespace Atmospherics Conference to reflect the broader concerns of all service branches. The 1996 Battlespace Atmospherics Conference BAC 96 was held from 3-5 December 1996. BAC 97 was held from 24 December 1997. The conference objective is to enhance cooperation and coordination in all aspects of atmospheric effects assessment between the U.S. military services, the civilian community, and other nations. BAC 97 had about 150 participants from all U.S. service branches, NOAA, academia, and industry as well as representatives from eight other countries Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Russia, and the United Kingdom. A total of 85 papers and 4 posters were presented. The topics covered a broad range of atmospheric sciences including model development, experiments, sensor and sensing technique development, modeling and simulation, tactical decision aids, and operational issues.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics