Accession Number : ADA542335


Title :   Large-Scale Aerosol Modeling and Analysis


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Westphal, Douglas L. ; Curtis, Cynthia A. ; Walker, Annette L.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA542335


Report Date : 30 SEP 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The long-term goal of this research is to develop a practical predictive capability for visibility and weather effects of aerosol particles for the entire globe for timely use in planning and executing DoD operations and activities. The fundamental predicted variables are the concentrations of atmospheric aerosol particles responsible for degradation of Electro-Optical (EO) propagation in regions of DoD interest. Post-processors calculate the optical parameters useful in strategic and tactical planning, training, and operational activities. This forecast and simulation capability is also used in theoretical studies of the Earth's atmosphere and has operational usefulness in scientific field campaigns.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS , *ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION , *TACTICAL ANALYSIS , *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , *AEROSOLS , PREDICTIONS , LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION , MODELS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , SIMULATION , DEGRADATION , WEATHER , VISIBILITY , MILITARY PLANNING


Subject Categories : ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS
      PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
      ELECTROOPTICAL AND OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE