Accession Number : ADA183077

Title :   Single-Station Forecasting with Interactive Computer Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 85-May 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Wash,Carlyle H.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The rapid advance of interactive computer systems provides many opportunities to assist the synoptic meteorologist in giving improved environmental support. These systems permit computer managed data sets, the presentation of integrated displays of surface, upper-air, satellite and/or radar data and the computation of derived parameters and simple models to assist forecast decisions. All major national meteorological services are developing prototype interactive systems. The Tactical Environmental Support System (TESS), developed for the U.S. Navy, is already in use in the fleet in preliminary form. A more sophisticated version, TESS (3), will be introduced by the end of the decade. These interactive systems can dramatically enhance the effectiveness of the meteorological watch section on a major ship, airfield or regional forecast facility. Major components of these improvements include both software and hardware tools to facilitate the enhanced productivity of the forecaster.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DECISION MAKING, DATA BASES, COMPUTERS, INTERACTIONS, METEOROLOGY, WATCH(DUTY), RADAR, COMPUTATIONS, PROTOTYPES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, SHIPBOARD, LANDING FIELDS, WEATHER STATIONS, REMOTE AREAS, MODELS, ENVIRONMENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE