Accession Number : AD0697325

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL USE OF RADIO INFORMATION FROM SATELLITES IN OPERATIONAL WORK,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Belov,P. N. ; Kurilova,Yu. V. ; Stekhnovskii,D. I. ; Chuchkalov,B. S.

Report Date : 03 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The meteorological data provided by the Cosmos satellites are said to have produced new information on the state of the Earth and atmosphere, and on outgoing longwave and shortwave radiation. The synoptic interpretation of the outgoing radiation charts has made it possible to determine the position of the atmospheric fronts, intertropical convergence zones and other meteorological phenomena. Two types of radiation temperature distribution have been defined which will be helpful in pinpointing the possible regions in which typhoons and hurricanes originate. The use of the actinometric data obtained through the satellites has made it possible to establish the position of the major fronts above the eastern Pacific Ocean, which was previously impossible, and even to define the wave-forming regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EARTH(PLANET), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), (*RADIO WAVES, METEOROLOGY), (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, DATA PROCESSING), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, SOLAR RADIATION, ALBEDO, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, TROPICAL CYCLONES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, PACIFIC OCEAN, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE