Accession Number : AD0743733

Title :   Numerical-Statistical Prediction of Visibility at Sea.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Thomas Swan

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Visibility is one of the most important weather elements in marine navigation. It is commonly believed that the primary factors determining visibility are the wind speed and the relative moisture content of the air. Using regression analysis, an attempt is made to establish a linear functional relationship between observed visibility and objectively-determined parameters from conventional marine surface observations. Forecast visibilities are obtained from derived regression equations using elements available from a numerical primitive equation forecast model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAINE, VISIBILITY), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SEA BREEZE, VELOCITY, SURFACE PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SEA WATER, MOISTURE, FOG, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, FOG, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE