Accession Number : AD0778499

Title :   A Bibliography on Methods of Atmospheric Visibility Measurements Relevant to Air Traffic Control and Related Subjects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1901-1973,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Ingrao,Hector C.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : The bibliographical survey provides reference information and background material to assist in the selection of principles and measuring techniques which may be used in the development of future systems to measure Runway Visual Range (RVR), Slant Visual Range (SVR), Approach Light Contact High (ALCH), Taxi Visual Range (TVR), or any other parameter to be defined which will describe the photometric conditions of runways and/or taxiways under actual operational and atmospheric visibility conditions. This survey gives much of the literature which has been published on the subject of visibility, the factors inherent to the target background, atmospheric optics, visibility-measuring instrumentation, photometric properties of the eye, visibility data-provessing, landing takeoff and taxiing problems which are imposed by reduced visibility. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Visibility, *Runways, *Meteorological instruments, *Bibliographies, Range(Distance), Landing aids, Takeoff, Optical equipment, Visual signals, Eye, Photometry, Aviation safety, Abstracts, Surveys

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE