Accession Number : AD0777155

Title :   Objective Techniques for Forecasting Thunderstorms and Severe Weather.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 71-Jul 73,

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

Personal Author(s) : Alaka,M. A. ; Bonner,W. D. ; Charba,J. P. ; Crisci,R. L. ; Elvander,R. C.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The report describes research and developmental efforts and achievements made by the Techniques Development Laboratory to generate and disseminate improved objective, computerized forecasts of thunderstorms and severe weather to serve aviation interests. The effort is focused on two main categories of forecasts: Medium range forecasts (6-24 hrs) intended primarily for planning purposes, and short range forecasts (0-6 hrs) necessary for operational decision making. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *THUNDERSTORMS, *ALL WEATHER AVIATION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, SHORT RANGE(TIME), REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE