Accession Number:

ADA533019

Title:

Large-Scale Aerosol Modeling and Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this research is to develop a practical predictive capability for visibility and weather effects of aerosol particles for the entire globe for timely use in planning and executing DoD operations and activities. The fundamental predicted variables are the concentrations of atmospheric aerosol particles responsible for degradation of EO propagation in regions of DoD interest. Post-processors calculate the optical parameters useful in strategic and tactical planning, training, and operational activities. This forecast and simulation capability also is used in theoretical studies of the Earths atmosphere and has operational usefulness in scientific field campaigns. The objective of this program is to investigate, develop, and test aerosol initialization, source, and prediction schemes. These will be incorporated into an aerosol data assimilation and prediction system based on observations, aerosol process models, and meteorological models.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE