Accession Number : ADA309514

Title :   Dynamical Climatology: A New Approach to Computing Statistical-Dynamical Climatologies.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV STENNIS SPACE CENTER CENTER FOR AIR SEA TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Corbin, James H. ; Passi, Ranjit

PDF Url : ADA309514

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : With the problem of ever-shrinking resources, the military must take advantage of the advances in computer technology in the areas of databases and database management systems, graphics and visualization, and analytic tools in support of modeling and simulations. When properly integrated, these tools and advances will obviate the necessity of on-scene exercises necessary for the advance strategic planning, personnel training, and equipment design and testing. Real-time observations of the environmental factors affecting theater warfare scenarios can be successfully simulated from 'smart' climatologies that are based on state-of-the-art computer technologies and analysis tools. This paper is on establishing consistent environmental climatological data bases. A novel approach has been developed that employs a dynamical model of the ocean and statistical methodology (optimum interpolation) for combining the model output with historical observations to derive statistical-dynamical climatologies. In addition, the statistical climatologies can be supplemented with brief histories of relevant events that can be used for edificational purposes.

Descriptors :   *MARINE CLIMATOLOGY, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, OPTIMIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, STATISTICAL DATA, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, MARINE ATMOSPHERES, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, INTERPOLATION, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, DATA FUSION, SALINITY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, OCEAN MODELS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MEXICO GULF.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE