Accession Number : AD0740080

Title :   Study of DoD Automated Environmental Services Support Systems. Appendix C. Air Force / Army Environmental Support Services in 1970,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Grobecker,Alan J.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The Appendix to IDA Study S-382 describes the Air Force/Army environmental support system as it exists in 1970, with the emphasis on the computer operations of the Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC), Omaha. AFGWC is the hub of a worldwide system for gathering and processing environmental data. The effort of AFGWC is principally concerned with the troposphere and the lower stratosphere, with emphasis on providing automatic realtime response to queries. The use of the four Univac 1108s at AFGWC is divided among data preprocessing, analyses, prognoses, and applications in proportions 0.01/0.3/0.2/0.5. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE), (*WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, AIR FORCE), ARMY, WEATHER FORECASTING, NETWORKS, STRATOSPHERE, MESOSPHERE, THERMISTORS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE