An Analysis Method to Nowcast Three-Dimensional Meteorological Data for the U.S. Army IMETS
Final rept. Oct 2003-Sep 2004
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCE DIRECTORATE
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An analysis method for creating three-dimensional meteorological data was developed for the U.S. Army Integrated Meteorological System IMETS for the purpose of nowcasting. The method uses data regularly obtained from the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, which includes numerical forecast data generated by the Pennsylvania State UniversityNational Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model Version 5, along with routine surface and upper-air observations. The method is described in detail and, for the purpose of this study, applied to a region in the southeastern United States in order to demonstrate its general utility. The method is also applied to a region of Utah and evaluated statistically using local mesonet meteorological data.
- Statistics and Probability