Microcomputer Program for Daily Weather Simulation

by D. A. Woolhiser, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Tucson, AZ, USA,
C. L. Hanson, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Tucson, AZ, USA,
C. W. Richardson, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Tucson, AZ, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: Extensive climatic data have been collected by the National Weather Service and other agencies, and are available in printed form or on magnetic tapes. The published data are expensive to work with, and the magnetic tapes require mainframe computers to be effectively utilized. Recent developments in microcomputers and in stochastic models of daily climatic phenomena combine to make delivery and use of daily climatic data much easier than in the past. This paper describes a system for delivering climatic information to users by means of an interactive microcomputer program. Data from the state of South Dakota are used as an example.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Weather forecasting | Computer software | Computer models | Magnetic fields | Information management | Stochastic processes | Computers | North America | South Dakota | United States

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