Comparisons of Ballistic Trajectory Simulations Using Artillery Meteorological Messages Derived from Local Balloon Data and Battlescale Forecast Model Data for the 1998 SADARM IOT&E Firings
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCE DIRECTORATE
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This report describes meteorological Met analyses of data collected during the Sense and Destroy Armor SADARM Initial Operational Test Evaluation IOTE firings that occurred during the summer of 1998 at Fort Greeley, Alaska. Due to the complex terrain and local wind conditions encountered in the test area during the IOTE, the Met study was proposed as a way to evaluate current and future artillery Met forecasting capabilities to improve SADARM targeting accuracy. This report includes Ballistic trajectory simulation analyses using raw and forecast Met values and corresponding actual impact data front the IOTE firings.