WIND VECTOR PLOT
In this lesson you will learn about the purpose of a wind vector plot, upper
prepare a wind vector plot.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Prepare a wind vector plot.
Given information and illustrations about the purpose of a
Plotting Scale, ML-556/UM, and the procedures for preparing
a wind vector plot using the plotting scale and the manual
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by
responding correctly to the multiple-choice test covering
the use of upper air wind data and preparation of wind
vector plot using the Fallout Prediction Plotting Scale,
ML-556/UM, and the manual method.
During a nuclear attack, radiation in large quantities will be present.
Through the use of the procedures taught in this lesson, you will be able to
identify and determine the nuclear burst parameters for field estimation, as
well as the procedures for conversion of the upper air wind data for use in
the NBCC to prepare the fallout wind vector plot.
PART A - THE PURPOSE OF THE WIND VECTOR PLOT
On the battlefield of today, it is important that commanders have the
capability of evaluating the effects of enemy nuclear weapons on units and
operations. Nuclear weapons differ from high