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Clarke, Leo C., 1920-
Oral history interview with Leo C. Clarke, 2000 October 23.
Clarke discusses his family history and childhood; his education; his Navy commission and training in meteorology at New York University; his work in meteorology for the Navy; his work in numerical weather prediction; civilian service with Fleet Numerical Weather Facility; discussion of personnel and modeling activities; empirical and/or semi-empirical models; thickness advection model; development of primitive equation model; convincing fleet users of need for computer generated products; nested models; move toward meso-scale forecasts within global models. Role of Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility in modeling efforts; development of NOGAPS and COAMPS; impact of computer upgrades on grid size and time steps; lack of topography in early models; Oceanographic modeling; development of wind/surf and acoustic models; inclusion of satellite data into atmospheric and oceanographic models, use of upper air data in models; inability to decipher upper air sounding data from Indian sub-continent; cooperative efforts with fisheries; importance of high-speed communications line; ARPAnet, NEDN; specialized forecasts for Navy operations; cooperation with Naval Oceanographic Office on air-sea interaction in models.
Clarke, Leo C., 1920-
Military meteorology.
Numerical weather forecasting.
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Harper, Kristine, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA