Accession Number:

ADA625768

Title:

Nowcast for the Next Generation Navy

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA MARINE METEOROLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This project is one coordinated component of a larger effort to develop a high-resolution data fusion system capable of blending an ensemble of highly perishable, on-scene environmental data together into a consistent, integrated picture of the current, real-time environment. This system will benefit the warfighter by providing a common environmental situational awareness capability that can be accessed directly by decision makers using a Java enabled Internet web browser. The Nowcast system is designed to be globally relocatable to support the Navy s mission, but the weather view is easily focused on the high priority battlegroup and target areas. The situational awareness of weather hazard information is intended primarily to support naval aviation in time critical strike missions but may also be used in navigation, cruise missile weaponeering, and for ship self defense. The Nowcast system will be owned, operated, and its quality assurance maintained by the METOC office.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE