Accession Number : AD0717651

Title :   Deviation Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s) : Kaneshige,Thomas M. ; West,Philip W.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The AFGWC deviation analysis program, which provides the mechanism for the quality control of meteorological observations and gridded constant pressure analysis and forecast fields, is described. Deviations between observed values and interpolated (in time and space) analysis and/or forecast values are used in the analysis program to detect significant errors in the analysis and forecast fields. These errors are displayed to a monitoring analyst by means of a number of standard AFGWC displays, which include window or hemispheric contoured charts and data lists. This procedure provides the monitoring analyst with capabilities to rapidly evaluate significant errors and to make timely decisions to correct these errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, QUALITY CONTROL, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE