ACCURACY OF OPERATIONAL SNOW AND ICE CHARTS.

George Kukla, David Robinson

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Abstract

Operational snow and ice cover charts produced by NOAA, the Navy and the U. S. Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC) were compared with ground station reports and original satellite imagery. It is concluded that the information on the extent of snow covers is sufficiently accurate for use in the recent generation of general circulation models in all seasons except autumn. However, information on surface albedo, on the thickness of snow covers, and on the proportion of open water within the pack ice needs to be considerably upgraded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages974-987
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Jun 8 1981Jun 10 1981

Other

OtherUnknown conference
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period6/8/816/10/81

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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