Accession Number : AD0617747

Title :   CLOUD STUDY PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. for Apr 61-Mar 65,

Corporate Author : ITEK CORP LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Celi,J. ; Lanckton,A. ; Ondrejka,R. J. ; Harvey,D. I.

Report Date : 23 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report covers work done over a 5-year period, and aimed at the investigation and determination of means for deriving quantitative meteorological data from orbiting satellites. The work was concentrated in two areas: (1) photogrammetric investigations involving satellite photography, and (2) methods for determining radiance data from satellite photography. The problems dealing with cloud photogrammetry and the design of a rectifier for Tiros photography are discussed. Radiometric calibration of the Tiros system and a high altitude aerial camera system are also discussed. Measurements made with these two systems are reported and compared. Recommendations for further work in these areas are presented along with suggested means of improving the accuracy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOUD COVER, MEASUREMENT), (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, PHOTOGRAMMETRY), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE