Accession Number:

ADA626428

Title:

Improvement of Aerosol Prediction Capability

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This work unit is part of a coupled 6.2-6.4 development effort to implement rapid transition of aerosol prediction and EO tactical decision aid capability to the Fleet and is carried out by NRL-Montery and SPAWAR-SSC. The coupled program will improve the components of the Target Acquisition Weather Software TAWS and couple operational EO tactical decision aids TDAs to numerical weather prediction and aerosol models. Specific elements of this approach and the responsible person include A Develop and validate operational, diagnostic, and prognostic versions of the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System NAAPS for analysis of airborne dust loads WestphalNRL. B Modify existing radiative transfer codes to ingest NAAPS forecasts. Produce practical products that depict the state of the atmosphere in terms of visibility and range ReidSSC TsayGSFC WestphalNRL. C Improve the current marine target radiance models by developing new surface wake models and adding improved ship target models that include wake production Doss-HammelSSC. D Develop and improve operation of TAWS in maritime scenarios by utilizing numerical weather analyses and forecasts and surface and satellite observations GorochNRL.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE