Accession Number : ADA323502

Title :   National Center for Atmospheric Research Evaluates TECOM Meteorological Support for Testing.

Corporate Author : ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

PDF Url : ADA323502

Report Date : 20 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Meteorological support within the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM) must be enhanced in its ability to test and evaluate new and more complex materiel, such as smart munitions, in order to reduce the resources necessary for test and evaluation. TECOM asked NCAR to review and evaluate current and future TECOM meteorological support requirements and capabilities, and recommend how recent technological developments could enhance meteorological support in areas such as (1) test specific weather forecasts, (2) evaluation of meteorological influences on test results, and the (3) inclusion of realistic atmospheric effects in virtual proving ground (VPG) modeling. NCAR gained knowledge of TECOM meteorological support tasks and functions through a systematic information gathering process developed in collaboration with WDTC.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *WEATHER FORECASTING, *ARMY OPERATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, BATTLEFIELDS, TERRAIN, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, WEATHER STATIONS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ADVANCED WEAPONS, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE