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WEATHER PREDICTION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2766
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2766
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chase Consulting Inc.
3543 Caminito Carmel Landing San Diego, CA 92130
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: WEATHER PREDICTION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A METHOD FOR EXTRACTING TIME DERIVATIVE INFORMATION FROM GEOSTATIONARY METEROLOGICAL SATELLITE IMAGERY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDUCTION. IN PHASE I, WE SHALL INDERTAKE TO CARRY OUT A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT STUDY TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING PATTERN RECOGNITION TECHNIQUES AND A STATISTICAL CLOUD CLASSIFICATION METHOD TO ESTIMATE TIME RATES OF CHANGE OF LARGE-SCALE METEROLOGICAL FIELDS FROM REMOTE SENSING DATA. FOR THIS PURPOSE, WE SHALL ANALYZE VISIBLE AND INFRARED GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITE IMAGES. THE CLOUD CLASSIFICATION METHODOLOGY WILL BE BASED ON TYPICAL SHAPE FUNCTION ANALYSISOF PARAMETER SETS CHARACTERIZING THE CLOUD FIELDS. AN IDEALIZED NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDUCTION MODEL WILL BE USED TOTEST THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF THE CONCEPT FOR IMPROVING MODELED PHYSICAL PROCESSES USING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OBSERVED AND COMPUTED TIME RATES OF CHANGE. FORECAST VERIFICATION STUDIES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH PREDICTABILITY THEORIES, SHOW THAT THE EARLY HOUSE OF NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION ARE TYPICALLY CHARACTERIZED BY A RAPID DECAY OF SKILL. IF OBSERVATIONAL ESTIMATES OF TIME DERIVATIVES CAN BE COMPARED WITH NUMERICAL COMPUTATIONS DURING THIS CRITICAL PERIOD, A POTENTIALLY VALUABLE NEW TOOLWILL HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR IMPROVING NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODELS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard c j somerville
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Chase Consulting Inc
3543 Caminito Carmel Landing San Diego, CA 92130

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No