Accession Number : AD0709367

Title :   AFGWC MESO-SCALE PREDICTION MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s) : Kerlin,James

Report Date : 15 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report describes an upper air numerical forecast model designed to compute 0-24 hour forecasts for a limited area (window) using a grid spacing of 183 kilometers. Forecasts are computed at one-half hour time steps. Forecast levels are 850, 700, 500, 300 mbs. Analysis data are required at the same levels and for the same grid spacing. Boundary values are required from a hemispheric model. This model is designed to obtain higher resolution in the description of atmospheric features smaller than those portrayed by conventional macro-scale numerical forecast models. It is used at the AFGWC to provide forecast data at the top level of the AFGWC boundary layer (1,600 meters above the terrain). The meso-scale prediction model is expandable to hemispheric applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, *TROPOSPHERE), AIR MASS ANALYSIS, WIND, VORTICES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE