Accession Number : AD0829942

Title :   A GUIDE TO SATELLITE CLOUD PHOTO INTERPRETATION,

Corporate Author : NAVY WEATHER RESEARCH FACILITY NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Roy ; Taggart, Charles I.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Two tables have been assembled to serve as a handy desk-top guide for interpreting satellite cloud photographs. One table provides a brief description of the appearance of clouds as seen from altitudes on the order of 800 miles, in terms of such well-known characteristics of photographic images as size, shadow, tone, texture and pattern. The second table treats the meteorological interpretation of satellite photographs from the well-established approach used in the photo-interpretation field, namely, convergence of evidence. This approach can be thought of as consisting of three parts: Tentative cloud identification by photo-interpretation techniques; Direct evidence to confirm tentative interpretation; and Indirect supporting evidence.

Descriptors :   *CLOUDS), (*PHOTOINTERPRETATION KEYS, TABLES(DATA), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE