Accession Number : AD0787210

Title :   The Scan Plane Method for Locating and Gridding Scanning Radiometer Satellite Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GLOBAL WEATHER CENTRAL OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s) : Cherne,Terry L.

Report Date : 01 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Improving techniques for locating and gridding meteorological satellite imagery data by automated methods are described. The overall objective for the process is to relate each data sample to a location on a standard map projection so an automated mapping routine can efficiently manipulate data to build the required product. To achieve this objective, either particular data samples or particular map points are selected as bench points and calculations are performed for only these points. The remaining points are then determined by interpolation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Weather forecasting, *Meteorological satellites, Data processing, Meteorological charts, Matrices(Mathematics), Interpolation, Computations, Radiometers, Cloud physics

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE