Accession Number:

ADA629037

Title:

Weather on Target

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long term goal of this project is to develop tools for the automated analysis and nowcasting of conventional and remotely-sensed meteorological data, primarily for use at regional forecast centers, and aboard ship in remote littoral regions in which the Navy operates. In contrast to predicting weather out to several days the purpose of numerical weather prediction, the purpose here is to assess current weather conditions at scales smaller than the grid spacing that limits numerical weather products. There is an emphasis on the recognition and analysis of clouds, and determining their locations and heights using both remote sensing and by calibrating output from regional weather prediction models. Improved nowcasts of parameters such as wind, visibility, and types and levels of cloudiness in the battlegroup area will provide an augmented capability for Navy operations, specifically, and for command and control, in general.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE