Accession Number : ADA018276
Title : The FNWC Monterey Search and Rescue Planning Program (NSAR).
Descriptive Note : Technical note,
Corporate Author : FLEET NUMERICAL WEATHER CENTRAL MONTEREY CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Hubert,W. E. ; Hinman,K. G. ; Mendenhall,B. R.
Report Date : AUG 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The program represents an update of the Fleet Numerical Weather Central Numerical Search and Rescue planning model (NSAR). The program is based upon synoptic surface current and wind analyses and forecasts made twice daily at FNWC. The computed drift is the resultant of current and leeway components acting upon the object in question. The most frequent application is for search planning for persons or crafts in distress; however, predicting the movement of sonobuoys is another possible use.
Descriptors : *Wind, *Ocean currents, Weather forecasting, Search and rescue, Diurnal variations, Ocean currents, Predictions, Life rafts, Sonobuoys, Numerical analysis, Computer applications
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE