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A study on the temperature guidelines of weapon systems test & evaluation in the coastal environment of the Korean peninsula
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:1437-45
Published online November 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Songhyun Yun1 · Siok Kim2 · Yuseup Cho3 · Yeonwoong Hong4

123Defense Agency for Technology and Quality
4Department of Management, Dongyang University
Correspondence to: Yeonwoong Hong
Professor, Department of Management, Dongyang University, Youngju 36040, Korea. E-mail:
Received October 20, 2017; Revised November 15, 2017; Accepted November 21, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This paper suggests a temperature guidance which must be addressed in the preparation of specifications for military equipment used in ocean/coastal environment of the Korean peninsula. It would often be costly to design materiel to operate under the most extreme environmental conditions ever recorded. Therefore, military planners usually accept equipments designed to operate under environmental stresses for all the time except a certain small percentage of the time. In this study, an 1-percent frequency of occurrence is recommended. Pohang and Shineiju are chosen to represent the hottest and coldest regions, respectively, based on surface weather observations among 28 costal regions from 1904 to 2015. The 1st and 99th percentile temperatures for Pohang and Shineiju are 37.7°C and -23.7°C, respectively. Diurnal cycles, including solar radiation, relative humidity and wind-speed are also provided.
Keywords : Environment test, frequency of occurrence, Pohang, Shineiju, temperature design criteria