Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Dyer, Jamie L.

Committee Member

Gutter, Barrett F.

Committee Member

Mercer, Andrew

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Professional Meteorology and Climatology

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Geosciences


The objective of this research is to quantify the LAMP’s performance when forecasting for IFR conditions at specific major airports for forecast hours one, three, six, and twelve, and further determine how the LAMP performs seasonally at those specific airports and forecast hours. Two by two contingency tables were used to calculate the Probability of Detection (POD), False Alarm Ratio (FAR), Critical Success Index (CSI), Heidke Skill Score (HSS), and Bias score. The results show that the LAMP performs relatively better in the cool season compared to the warm season consistently at each chosen airport, and that the LAMP performs worse when forecasting for West Coast airports relative to inland airports.