Accession Number : AD0763286

Title :   Evaluation of the Characteristics of the Vertical Distribution of Moisture in the Atmosphere using Satellite Measurements,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Boldyrev,V. G. ; Gurvich,A. S. ; Dombkovskaya,E. P. ; Krasilnikova,T. G.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Measurements of the outgoing thermal radio emission on the 'Kosmos-243' artifical earth satellite have made it possible to determine the distribution of the integral water-vapor content in the atmosphere over the oceans. The study shows, on the basis of satellite measurements, that data can be obtained concerning the vertical distribution of specific moisture content as a function of altitude if a priori information in the form of statistical characteristics is used.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, WATER VAPOR), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, MEASUREMENT, THERMAL RADIATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE