Accession Number : AD0428165

Title :   USE OF TIROS PICTURES FOR STUDIES OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF TROPICAL STORMS.

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL

Personal Author(s) : Fujita,Tetsuya ; Ushijima,Toshimitsu

Report Date : OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A series of TIROS I pictures of the South Pacific tropical storm of 10 April 1960, rectified with great accuracy, was used to study the fine struture of the storm. Three orientations of cloudsin-line were examined in an attempt to find their causes. The first orientation represents the direction of the low level winds along which small cumuli align as a cloud street. The second corresponds to the so-called hurricane rainband and probably represents a streak line when large convective towers originate at a fixed source on the earth. The plumes of cirrus from high convective towers appear as the third orientation. A theoretical study leading to the determination of cloud height from shadow on the ocean surface was also made. It was found that it is feasible to identify shadows if clouds are located over an area of ocean sunglint. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, TROPICAL CYCLONES), (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), CUMULUS CLOUDS, STORMS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE