Accession Number : AD0764707

Title :   An Application of Model Output Statistics to the Prediction of Ceiling and Visibility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 71-Mar 73 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SILVER SPRING MD TECHNIQUES DEVELOPMENT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bocchieri,Joseph R. ; Glahn,Harry R. ; Globokar,Frank T.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : In the report, the Model Output Statistics (MOS) approach is used to develop prediction equations for ceiling and visibility. MOS consists of determining a statistical relationship between a predictand and the forecast output of numerical prediction models. The statistical relationship was determined by screening regression. The two numerical models used were the National Meteorological Center's primitive equation model and the Techniques Development Laboratory's Subsynoptic Advection Model. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), (*CEILING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*VISIBILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), WIND, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, CLIMATE, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE