NATO - STANAG 2895
Extreme Climatic Conditions and Derived Conditions for Use in Defining Design/Test Criteria for NATO Forces Materiel
|Publication Date:||15 February 1990|
The Aims of this Agreement are:
a. To describe the principal climatic factors which constitute the
distinctive climatic environments found throughout the world, excluding Antarctica.
b. To identify each of these distinctive climatic environments in terms of categories of temperature and humidity conditions and to state
in which areas of the world each category occurs.
c. To establish standard descriptions of ambient air temperature,
humidity and direct solar radiation for each of these categories in
terms of diurnal and annual variations.
d. To recommend in particular, diurnal cycles of temperature, humidity
and direct solar radiation for use in determining design criteria.
e. To identify the other climatic factors which are significant in
each climatic category.
f. To recommend the intensities of these other climatic factors which should be considered when evaluating the total effect of climate upon
g. To state how the values of the climatic factors wary with altitude.
h. To quote the most intense values ever reliably recorded for each
j. To provide guidance on the drafting of the climatic environmental
clauses of requirements documents.
This Agreement does not prescribe tests or trials schedules, nor does it
discuss all the possible effects of adverse climatic conditions upon materiel.