Accession Number : AD0767891

Title :   Methods of Using Satellite Information in Numerical Analysis and Weather Forecasting,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Burtsev,A. I. ; Musaelyan,Sh. A.

Report Date : 06 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Data on cloud cover distribution and the structure of cloud formations obtainable from weather satellites reflect a complex set of processes which transpire in the atmosphere. This circumstance can be used to determine the parameters of atmospheric conditions which satellites do not currently measure but which are extremely necessary for the purposes of numerical weather forecasting (pressure, wind). The research conducted along these lines has shown that, according to cloud cover data from weather satellites, the wind and geopotential fields can be established.

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, USSR, CLOUD COVER, WIND

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE