Accession Number : ADA111890

Title :   Modeling Visibility for Locations in Germany Where no Records Exist.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 79-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Somerville,Paul N ; Bean,Steven J

PDF Url : ADA111890

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Using a Weibull model for the probability that visibility will be less than a specified distance, regression equations for the two parameters alpha and beta are developed for West Germany which are functions of geographical and climatological variables. Using these equations in a Weibull model enables us to estimate visibility probabilities for stations with no historical data but for which we are willing to assume values for the climatological and geographical variables used in the equations. Separate models are also developed which, for a specified month and time of day, are valid for the entire region and do not require the values for any other variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *VISIBILITY, *CLIMATE, *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WEIBULL DENSITY FUNCTIONS, PROBABILITY, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, DATA COMPRESSION, WEST GERMANY, VARIABLES, GEOGRAPHY, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE