Accession Number : ADA288704

Title :   Design and Development of a Cloud Reference Library and Support for Cloud and Simulation Communities. Summary Report

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 89-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Try, Paul D. ; Burgeson, John ; Piwowar, Tom ; Twitchell, Paul F.

PDF Url : ADA288704

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : This report summarizes the work accomplished under Contract No. F19628-89-C-0190. Three primary activities and products resulted from the work: (1) The development, implementation, and updating of the Cloud Information Reference Library and Archive (CIRLA). CIRLA provides information in cloud simulations, models, algorithms, analyses, and databases, and has recently been made accessible via Internet. (2) Three major conferences on Cloud Impacts on DoD Operations and Systems (CIDOS) - CIDOS-89/90, CIDOS-91, and CIDOS-93. The CIDOS conferences have evolved from evaluation by the DoD atmospheric science community of the impacts of clouds on military weapons systems, sensors, and operations, through the inclusion of civilian applications, to DoD simulation activities. (3) A survey of the DoD modeling and simulation (M&S) community's requirements for environmental models and databases. An overall strategy that planned and executed the survey task, including development of a comprehensive Requirements Questionnaire, was presented for Air Force and E2DIS Project approval.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *CLOUDS, *ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMINA, ALGORITHMS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, AIR FORCE, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTS, DETECTORS, COMMUNITIES, IMPACT, MODELS, TEMPERATURE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, WIND, SURVEYS, LIBRARIES, QUESTIONNAIRES, AERONOMY, USER FRIENDLY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE