Statistical Short-Range Guidance for Peak Wind Speed Forecasts at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
- Burns, Kerry
- Jan. 11, 2009.
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- Hoeth, Brian, Dreher, Joseph G., Crawford, Winifred, and Lafosse, Richard
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- The peak winds near the surface are an important forecast element for space shuttle landings. As defined in the Flight Rules (FR), there are peak wind thresholds that cannot be exceeded in order to ensure the safety of the shuttle during landing operations. The National Weather Service Spaceflight Meteorology Group (SMG) is responsible for weather forecasts for all shuttle landings, and is required to issue surface average and 10-minute peak wind speed forecasts. They indicate peak winds are a challenging parameter to forecast. To alleviate the difficulty in making such wind forecasts, the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) developed a PC-based graphical user interface (GUI) for displaying peak wind climatology and probabilities of exceeding peak wind thresholds for the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC; Lambert 2003). However, the shuttle occasionally may land at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in southern California when weather conditions at KSC in Florida are not acceptable, so SMG forecasters requested a similar tool be developed for EAFB.
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- Document ID: 20110011475.
25th Conference on International Information and Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology at the 89th Annual American Meteorological Meeting; 11-15 Jan. 2009; Phoenix, AZ; United States.
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