Accession Number : AD0869408

Title :   Guide to the Operational Interpretation and Application of Meteorological Satellite Data for the Army. Volume I. Meteorological Interpretation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 65-Jun 66,

Corporate Author : ARACON GEOPHYSICS CO CONCORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Widger, William K., Jr. ; Sherr, Paul E. ; Boucher, Roland J.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 236

Abstract : The report attempts to consolidate all pertinent information involving operational interpretation of meteorological satellite data within a single volume. Accordingly, it extracts, integrates, and summarizes material available in the literature and technical reports through early 1966. The report is written specifically for the use of Army field and supporting meteorological personnel who have the responsibility for: (1) providing weather data nd information to field commanders; (2) predictions for areas ranging in size from very localized ones to those that might be encompassed by a field Army operation; and (3) advising field commanders as to the probable effects of existing and foreseeable weather on Army Plans and Operations. The topics considered in Volume I include applicability of weather satellite data to Army requirements and interpretation techniques for: (1) personnel having no significant weather training; (2) personnel with significant but non-professional training and experience; and (3) professional meteorologists. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING), (*ARMY PERSONNEL, (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOINTERPRETATION), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, CLOUDS, INFRARED RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE