Accession Number : ADA194701

Title :   'Typical Weather' Months in the Past (1973-1983) in Central Europe.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Huschke, Ralph E

PDF Url : ADA194701

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : RAND is currently upgrading its capability to handle the effects of weather and weather information in air and land combat simulations. The objective is to allow 'real weather' to influence operations and realistically uncertain forecasts of the 'real weather' to influence decisions. This requires designing wa weather module that incorporates weather data, effects, and forecasts, and is compatible with the family of C3 and warfare models that will exist in RAND's new Military Operational Simulation Facility. This activity has four phases: (1) Structuring historical data on a space-time grid; (2) Determining periods of 'typical' weather; (3) Developing weather forecast algorithms; (4) Developing weather-effects algorithms for both air and land operations. This note documents historical periods of central European weather that reliably typify average weather conditions for any chosen season. It also identifies 'worst case' and 'best case' weather periods that can be used to establish 'weather bounds' on results of air-land battle simulations.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *WEATHER, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, AIR, CENTRAL EUROPE, DECISION MAKING, GRIDS, LAND WARFARE, MODELS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SEASONS, SIMULATION, SPACE PERCEPTION, TIME, AERIAL WARFARE, WEATHER FORECASTING, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, MILITARY PLANNING

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE