Battlescale Forecast Model Sensitivity Study

Report No. ARL-TR-2905
Authors: Barbara Sauter, Teizi Henmi, and Edgar Pedrego
Date/Pages: January 2003; 25 pages
Abstract: Expendable sensors might be used on the battlefield to report weather data not in conformance with normal weather sensor placement and accuracy standards. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of errors in surface measurements on a model forecast initialized with the inaccurate observations. Changes to the surface observations used in the Battlescale Forecast Model initialization led to no significant changes in the resulting forecast values of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, or wind direction. Some information on the forecast accuracies using the original surface observations is also provided.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 2003