Accession Number : ADA300445

Title :   Synoptic and Mesoscale Forcing of Convective Activity over Cape Canaveral during Easterly Flow and Nowcasting for Space Shuttle Landings at Kennedy Space Center.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bauman, William H., III

PDF Url : ADA300445

Report Date : 25 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : Challenges to U. S. Air Force forecasters at Cape Canaveral Air Station and National Weather Service/Space Flight Meteorology Group forecasters at Johnson Space Center to nowcast for flight rules are discussed. Application of special meteorological techniques and technologies for supporting Space Shuttle landing operations are examined. Consequences of research for nowcasting convective activity in the Cape Canaveral vicinity are discussed and specifically address landing a Space Shuttle during easterly flow regimes.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *LAUNCHING SITES, ACCURACY, THESES, FLORIDA, SATELLITE METEOROLOGY, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), THUNDERSTORMS, SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE