Accession Number : AD0607389

Title :   DETECTION OF MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS FROM A SATELLITE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Deirmedjian,Diran

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The possibility of the photometric detection of mesospheric clouds from a low polar orbit satellite is discussed. As an example, it is shown that noctilucent clouds, under certain conditions, should be easily detectable at latitudes and seasons which are not suited to ground based observations. A simple satellite experiment is described which would also yield some data on the nature of the cloud particles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOUDS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, CLOUDS), NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, PHOTOMETERS, POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, PARTICLES, POLARIZATION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, INTENSITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE