Accession Number : ADA115791

Title :   Shipboard Tropical Cyclone Applications Software System for the Western North Pacific Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS AND APPLIED SCIENCES CORP MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Chin,Don

PDF Url : ADA115791

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The shipboard Tropical Cyclone Applications Software System (TCASS) is described. TCASS is a set of microcomputer programs which displays and evaluates the tropical cyclone wind threat to a ship or unit. Tropical cyclone wind probability forecast methods for the western North Pacific Ocean, based on statistical analyses of historical tropical cyclone forecast errors, are used within TCASS. If the tropical cyclone wind threat exceeds a predefined threshold level, an alternative routing procedure is invoked to reduce the threat level. Applications of the software are provided, and examples of the resulting output are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tropical cyclones, Weather forecasting, Computer applications, Probability, Microcomputers, Shipboard, North Pacific Ocean, Wind, Threats

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Statistics and Probability
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE