Accession Number : AD0739434

Title :   Global Atlas of Relative Cloud Cover 1967-70 Based on Data from Meteorological Satellites,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Donald B. ; Feddes,Robert G.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : The atlas was prepared from data acquired during the period January 1, 1967, through December 31, 1970. Picture signals were computer processed to prepare hemispheric charts of monthly, seasonal, semiannual, and annual charts of relative cloud cover, in octas, over both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Similar presentations of tropical cloudiness are included. This atlas is one of the first attempts to use satellite data in the preparation of a climatology of daytime cloudiness over the globe. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOUD COVER, SPACEBORNE), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, CLIMATE, PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAPHIC DATA LINKS, PHOTOINTERPRETATION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE