Accession Number : ADA301888

Title :   Theater Analysis Procedures (TAP) System Development: Results from Year 1,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Nehrkorn, Thomas ; Hoffman, Ross N. ; Yin, Min

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Report Date : 18 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This report describes the results of the first year of a 3-year project for development of a theater-scale meteorological analysis system based on the method of optimal interpolation. The TAP project primary objective is to develop robust analysis procedures to Support the tactical user. These analysis procedures provide stable meteorological products for end users. The function of TAP is to combine background (i.e. a priori) information with observations of diverse type, quality, and density to produce analyses of meteorological fields. The status of the system design and prototyping is reviewed. Real data collected for system testing is described. The climatology and error statistics databases generated during the first year are described.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, STABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, WEATHER FORECASTING, ERRORS, INTERPOLATION, USER NEEDS, CLIMATOLOGY, STANDARD DEVIATION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE