Accession Number : AD0786758

Title :   Visibility at Sea: An Annotated Bibliography,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF VISIBILITY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Edgerton,Catharine F.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A major concern of various Codes at the Naval Weapons Center and the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center has been the effect of weather on the operation of naval electro-optical systems. A literature search was undertaken to study and evaluate research efforts and the state of the art of various aspects of the problem. The areas of interest included: Measurement of visibility at sea; Methods for accurately determining visibility at sea; Cloud free lines of sight (CFLOS); Methods for extending visibility measurements made in the visible to the infrared; Lidar measurements of visibility; Precipitation data over oceans; and Sources of Visibility Data. An annotated bibliography of this search was compiled and is presented alphabetically by author. The source materials are listed separately.

Descriptors :   *Marine meteorology, *Visibility, *Bibliographies, Measurement, Weather, Electrooptics, Cloud cover, Visible spectra, Atmospheric precipitation, Ocean surveillance, Infrared spectra, Optical radar, Accuracy, Meteorological instruments, Reviews, Aerosols

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE