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Title: METEOR - an artificial intelligence system for convective storm forecasting

An AI system called METEOR, which uses the meteorologist's heuristics, strategies, and statistical tools to forecast severe hailstorms in Alberta, is described, emphasizing the information and knowledge that METEOR uses to mimic the forecasting procedure of an expert meteorologist. METEOR is then discussed as an AI system, emphasizing the ways in which it is qualitatively different from algorithmic or statistical approaches to prediction. Some features of METEOR's design and the AI techniques for representing meteorological knowledge and for reasoning and inference are presented. Finally, some observations on designing and implementing intelligent consultants for meteorological applications are made. 7 references.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6168600
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Atmosp. Ocean. Technol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 4
Research Org:
Alberta Univ., Edmonton; Alberta Research Council
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; USES; ALBERTA; DESIGN; EXPERT SYSTEMS; FORECASTING; KNOWLEDGE BASE; STORMS; WEATHER; CANADA; DISASTERS; NORTH AMERICA 990210* -- Supercomputers-- (1987-1989)