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Accession Number ADA585005
Title METCM-Based Messages from Climatological Data.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 22p
Personal Author J. L. Cogan P. A. Haines
Abstract Planning at test ranges may require a means to check on the potential range of projectiles given likely meteorological conditions. One means for planning purposes is to use climatological data to provide climate- based meteorological messages that serve as input to simulated firings. Consequently, we developed computer programs to convert climatological data supplied by the 14th Weather Squadron of the U.S. Air Force (AF) into a form that contains data similar to what are found in the Computer Meteorological Message (METCM). The METCM is a commonly used form of meteorological information for artillery applications. The AF can generate mean values and standard deviations of height, temperature, wind speed and direction, and various moisture variables such as relative humidity and dew point, plus other meteorological variables from archived climatological data. Based on potential needs, we provided output that included the message computed using the climatological means and messages that added or subtracted one or more standard deviations from one or more of the meteorological variables.
Keywords Artillery
Climate data application
Computer programs
Firing tests(Ordnance)
Metcm(Computer meteorological message)
Meteorological data
Meteorological message

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Adelphi, MD. Computational and Information Sciences Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Oct 2012-Feb 2013.
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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