Accession Number : AD0709368

Title :   AFGWC MACRO-SCALE BAROCLINIC PREDICTION MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s) : Palucci,Kenneth J.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A six-level quasi-geostrophic prediction model has been in use at the Air Force Global Weather Central since 1965. The model produces forecasts of wind, pressure-height, vertical velocity, stream function and temperature for up to 72 hours. The installation of a larger computer system in 1968-1969 has allowed significant changes in the model. Improvements include a refined smoothing technique, use of higher order terms in the calculation of vorticity advection, and the inclusion of a new wind computational technique. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE