INTERPRETING METEOROLOGICAL DATA REPORTS FOR LOWTRAN 6 NAVY AEROSOL MODEL EXTINCTION CALCULATIONS

Authors
  1. Beaulieu, A.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
To evaluate the aerosol extinction, one of the most advanced models is the LOWTRAN 6 Navy Aerosol model. However, to evaluate the extinction corresponding to weather conditions derived from meteorological reports is often difficult because these reports lack one critical parameter required by the model; the Air Mass parameter value. Using default values for this parameter can lead to substantial errors in the extinction at the longer wavelengths. Furthermore, the LOWTRAN model does not accept values of relative humidities greater than 98%. These deficiencies become serious when it is desired to derive statistics of the IR extinction from meteorological records. A meteorological data interpreter model has been developed to overcome these problems. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-CP-454-PAP-16 — @Paper presented at the Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Panel Specialists' Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9-13 October 1989; CONTAINED IN 91-00617
Date of publication
15 Mar 1990
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
91-00604
CANDIS No
67821
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