Accession Number:

ADA523457

Title:

Verification of COAMPS (registered trademark) Clear-Sky Forecasts Over the Pacific

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA DATA ASSIMILATION SECTION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The primary goal of this work is to evaluate, describe, and improve the performance of COAMPStm cloud forecasts in terms of their ability to predict clear skies for airborne intelligence and reconnaissance operations. The objective of this work is to quantitatively verify the quality of COAMPStm clear-sky forecasts in terms of the position and timing of clear-sky events primarily over the Pacific Ocean. The results will be communicated in terms of the systematic biases as well as the ability to predict clear periods over a range of spatial scales. The feasibility of applying statistical forecasts andor physics-based corrections will also be investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE