Accession Number:

ADA371417

Title:

A Thunderstorm Prediction Technique Based on a Perfect-Prog Approach.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 95-Sep 98,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NMSPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1999-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

We have developed a thunderstorm prediction technique for use with a mesoscale model to satisfy Air Force Weathers Theater Battle Management TBM stated requirement for maximum cloud tops and coverage. The prediction technique is to be implemented in the Global TheaterWeather Analysis and Prediction System GTWAPS. A perfect-prog approach was implemented using synoptic and subsynoptic-scale data for diagnosis and short-range probability forecasts. Future work is discussed, including, most importantly, follow-on testing and refinements of the technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE