An Analysis Method to Nowcast Three-Dimensional Meteorological Data for the U.S. Army IMETS

Report No. ARL-TR-3354
Authors: Teizi Henmi and Robert Dumais
Date/Pages: October 2004; 46 pages
Abstract: An analysis method for creating three-dimensional meteorological data was developed for the U.S. Army Integrated Meteorological System (IMETS) for the purpose of nowcasting. The method uses data regularly obtained from the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, which includes numerical forecast data generated by the Pennsylvania State University/National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesoscale Model Version 5, along with routine surface and upper-air observations. The method is described in detail and, for the purpose of this study, applied to a region in the southeastern United States in order to demonstrate its general utility. The method is also applied to a region of Utah and evaluated statistically using local mesonet meteorological data.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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