Accession Number : ADA312179

Title :   Atmospheric Scene Simulation Modeling and Visualization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Sep 93-23 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA

Personal Author(s) : Cianciolo, Maureen E. ; Raffensberger, Mark E. ; Schmidt, Eric O. ; Stearns, John R.

PDF Url : ADA312179

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This report provides a review of the Cloud Scene Simulation Model (CSSM), an empirical cloud model developed to support high-fidelity training and simulation applications. TASC and the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory have developed the CSSM to simulate realistic high-resolution cloud and precipitation features within domains defined by larger-scale weather conditions. The current version of the cloud model is built upon the CSSM developed previously for the Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement Program. It contains several key additions and enhancements to satisfy modeling and simulation requirements of the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) community. The model generates four-dimensional (three spatial and time) cloud and precipitation fields using a combination of stochastic field generation techniques and a simple convection model. Internal model parameters have been tuned to fit observed cloud data.

Descriptors :   *CLOUDS, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, WEAPONS, REQUIREMENTS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, AIR FORCE, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, TRAINING, PARAMETERS, CONVECTION, HIGH RESOLUTION, TIME, PRECIPITATION, INTERNAL.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE