Accession Number : AD0745173

Title :   Operational Utilization of Weather Satellite Data for Input to Numerical Analysis and Prediction.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Zeigler,Lewis Eugene

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The results of techniques and procedures used to evaluate the utility of satellite observations for enhancing the accuracy and detail of numerical analyses in sparse-data areas are presented. The experiments employed statistically-derived and subjective interpretations from video and infrared satellite data, for the purpose of modifying Fleet Numerical Weather Central's operational surface, 500- and 300-mb analyses. The resulting satellite-modified analyses for six synoptic times, in the period 11-14 March 1971, presents an implementation of satellite input to numerical analyses and prediction. The technology demonstrated here is offered as a guide to the man-machine approach to extratropical analysis as performed by major numerical weather centers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, *METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, WIND, INFRARED SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, CLOUD COVER, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE