Accession Number : AD0744102

Title :   A Comparison of Two Techniques Used to Develop a Computer Generated Map Type Catalog,

Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (4TH) ENT AFB COLO

Personal Author(s) : Sabin,Robert C. ; Mieman,Richard L.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The 4th Weather Wing has been developing procedures for the incorporation of computerderived weather map types into a terminal forecast system. This requires the production of an area synoptic map type catalog, which would be the basis for a real time computerized analog system. Once the analog correlation is established, the computer could evaluate prestored probability tables and/or objective forecast studies for the occurrence or nonoccurrence of various phenomena. This computer output would provide a valuable first approximation for the local forecast. The forecaster would then accept, reject, or modify the statistical forecast depending upon his appraisal of other available meteorological information. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, CATALOGS), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), PROBABILITY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, ANOMALIES, DIAGRAMS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, REAL TIME, STATISTICAL DATA, CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE