Accession Number : AD0278714

Title :   DIMENSIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS OF CUMULUS CLOUDS AS SHOWN BY U-2 PHOTOGRAPHS

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : BLACKMER,R.H. ; SEREBRENY,S.M.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The results of analyses of cumulus cloud dimensions and distributions derived from high-altitude photographs of cloud cover taken by U-2 aircraft on flights from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 28 July 1960 and 5 August 1960 are given. Photogrammetric analyses of these films provided measurements of the thickness, length width, and spacing of the clouds. Distributions of these parameters for all the cumulus clouds are described. Analyses of the relationships between length and width and between horizontal and vertical extent of the clouds are presented. These analyses showed that only about one-third of the clouds were circular and some clouds had lengths more t an three times as great as the widths. The comparison of horizontal and vertical extent showed that increases in thickness and length were nearly identical. (Author)

Descriptors :   AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, DISTRIBUTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE