Accession Number : AD0739291

Title :   Meteorological Satellites and the Weather Service,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Bugaev,V. A.

Report Date : 17 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A brief survey is given of the current capabilities of meteorological satellites in terms of coverage and quality of measurement, with emphasis of the use of this data for weather forecasting. Real-time television coverage of cloud formation is described, and illustrations are given of specific cloud structures including interpretation of the attendant weather situation. Measurements of solar radiation and of the earth's albedo are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, CLOUD COVER, STORMS, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE