Description of the Battlescale Forecast Model
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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The Battlescale Forecast Model, which was developed at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, is a major part of the U.S. Army Integrated Meteorological System Block II software. The Battlescale Forecast Model can be used operationally over any part of the world by using meteorological data obtained through the Automated Weather Distribution System. The Integrated Weather Effects Decision Aids utilize the Battlescale Forecast Model output file to calculate the values of their parameters. The Atmospheric Sounding Program generates products such as probability of thunderstorm occurrence, icing, visibility, and turbulence. This report describes the theoretical and mathematical principles used in the Battlescale Forecast Model, and shows some examples of inputoutput data.