Accession Number:

ADA634646

Title:

Demonstration of a Navy Weather Information Processor (NWIP) Using An/spy-1 Weather Data

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS. Developing techniques for using Doppler weather radar data in real time involves considerations that range from data quality issues, to current-time weather products, to the assimilation of radar information into forecast models. Traditional developments of algorithms for these tasks often accept the implicit constraining logic that is imposed by the radar scan strategy and related limitations. The advent of phased array weather radar technology provides an opportunity to revisit these constraints, with the expectation of achieving major improvements in data quality and product accuracy. Navy needs for over-sea radar operations may degrade data quality due to sea clutter, surface ducts, and low reflectivity. It is important to understand the practical impact of these factors on the end-products. A companion issue is the use of information from other sensing systems to assess potential degradation of radar data quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE