Accession Number : AD0429280

Title :   SATELLITE-TRACKED HORIZONTAL SOUNDING SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mastenbrook,H. J. ; Cubbage,H. D.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Transosonde and the Meteorological Satellite might be combined to form a single system which would incorporate the merits of each, without their respective shortcomings. As conceived, the meteorological satellite would be used to position a global distribution of constant level balloons within the atmosphere to sense the atmospheric motion on a global scale. The observation of the field of motion would be in addition to the observation of cloud cover and radiation from the satellite. The feasibility of the combined system has been considered and found to be entirely within present-day technological capabilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, RADIOSONDES), (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER FORECASTING), METEOROLOGY, COLLECTING METHODS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, POWER SUPPLIES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE