Shipboard Data Assimilation System/Doppler Radar
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA
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The long-term goal is to develop a high-resolution data assimilation system that can provide an analysis of the atmosphere with sufficient details and accuracy that it can be used to support the Navy mission in threat detection, weapons, and weather safe operations. The system will utilize all available weather information, such as Doppler radar, in situ, and remotely sensed observations, to generate a detailed analysis of the atmosphere with sufficient accuracy to predict Electro-MagneticElectro-Optical EMEO propagation and potential weather target conditions. This information can then be fed back to the SPY-1 radar and other weather systems, to give them lower threshold detection capability. The objective is to build a data assimilation suite around the Coupled OceanAtmospheric Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS. This data assimilation system will be able to analyze mesoscale weather by applying sophisticated analysis procedures capable of ingesting the information from Doppler radar, mesonet, and remote sensors. The primary focus of this effort will be to design a system that optimally utilizes the available weather information such as SPY-1 Doppler radar for COAMPS.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment