Accession Number : ADA133453

Title :   Feasibility Study for an Air Force Environmental Model and Data Exchange. Volume 2. Appendices B - E. Air Force Needs and Capabilities Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 81-Feb 83,

Corporate Author : GENERAL SOFTWARE CORP LANDOVER MD

Personal Author(s) : McKenzie,Stewart ; Milask,Larry ; Long,Roger

PDF Url : ADA133453

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 301

Abstract : The study assess Air Force needs and the capabilities for environmental consequences modeling, Air Force model application capabilities, and proposes resources available to overcome identified deficiencies. Needs for environmental information and analytical techniques were studied, and strategies proposed by which the modeling capabilities could evolve toward a comprehensive environment information network, user community, and data exchange. The recommended information network would be known as the 'Air Force Environmental Model and Data Exchange' (AFEMDEX). The technical report consists of four volumes. This report presents Volume 2: AIR FORCE NEEDS AND CAPABILITIES SURVEY. The survey instrument, survey results, and result analyses which constituted the Air Force needs and capabilities fact-finding task are presented. Air Force agencies which require, or desire environmental information of model application were surveyed to define operational needs and capabilities. Evaluation of present Air Force capabilities, plus capabilities of other federal agencies available to the Air Force is, discussed. A listing of existing environmental models which may be applicable to satisfying mission needs, with a preference rating, is presented. This report contains the following appendices: B - Modeling Needs - Resources; C - Needs and Capabilities Survey; D - Survey Presentation and Questionnaire; and E - Questionnaire Response Analysis.

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Mathematical models, *Data bases, *Information exchange, *Environmental management, Air Force operations, Surveys, User needs, Requirements, Models, Information systems, Data management, Environmental protection, Atmosphere models, Air Force planning, Strategy, Numerical methods and procedures, Computerized simulation, Networks, Questionnaires, Response, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Systems
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE