Accession Number : ADA319121

Title :   Development and Testing of Theater Analysis Procedures (TAP): Results from Year 2.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INC CAMBRIDGE MA

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

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Report Date : 24 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This report describes the results of the second year of a 3-year project for development of a regional 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. The error statistics databases generated during the first two years, and their implementation in TAP, are described. The results of real-data tests of the prototype system are discussed.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DATA BASES, STABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, INTERPOLATION, USER NEEDS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE