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