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