Accession Number : AD0644820

Title :   MIDLATITUDE CLOUDS IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Webb,Willis L.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A strong interest in upper atmospheric clouds as indicators of the stratospheric circulation has resulted from new knowledge obtained through Meteorological Rocket Network synoptic exploration of that region. A year-long observational program conducted by missile range meteorologists and several U. S. Weather Bureau stations indicates that natural occurrence of clouds visible to the unaided eye is not a characteristic feature of the region which can be efficiently observed. Shortcomings of the available data and characteristics of a more effective observational system are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, CLOUDS), (*CLOUDS, VISIBILITY), STRATOSPHERE, WEATHER STATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, TROPOSPHERE, HIGH ALTITUDE, TROPOPAUSE, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE