Accession Number : AD0725738

Title :   Preliminary Verification of AFGWC Boundary-Layer and Macroscale Cloud-Forecasting Models.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Diercks,John W.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The report gives the results of a limited verification program of temperature and dew-point forecasts from the AFGWC Boundary-Layer (BLM) and Macroscale Cloud-Forecasting Models using six locations within the United States. The guidance in this report is necessarily broad because of problems encountered in gathering and processing large data samples. Improvement over persistence forecasts shows the BLM possesses considerable skill east of the Rockies but little or no skill along the western boundary and in the mountainous areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CLOUDS, BOUNDARY LAYER, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DEW POINT, WEATHER STATIONS, STATISTICAL DATA, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE