Accession Number : AD0673683

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE ATLANTIC CITY MESONET FOR SHORT RANGE PREDICTION OF AVIATION TERMINAL WEATHER.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TRAVELERS RESEARCH CENTER INC HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : Entrekin,H. D. ; Wilson,J. W. ; Hage,K. D.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Two years of mesoscale weather data were used for the development and testing of technqiues for 15-, 30-, and 60-min predictions of runway visual range, cloud-base height, and wind. The primary purpose of this work was to evaluate the utility of the mesonet for improved prediction of aviation terminal weather. The first year of mesonet data was used for development work. Studies included: analyses of the variability of fog, low-cloud and wind; preliminary development and testing of a prediction model based on advection; and, using detailed data analyses and a numerical-physical boundary-layer model, studies of methods for predicting changes due to non-advective processes. Summaries of these preliminary studies are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS), WEATHER STATIONS, NETWORKS, WEATHER, FOG, STATISTICAL DATA, RUNWAYS, VISIBILITY, CIVIL AVIATION, WIND

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE