Accession Number : ADA018955

Title :   Anvil Area and Brightness Characteristics as Seen from Geosynchronous Satellites.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Arn,Robert M.

Report Date : 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Seven severe thunderstorm cells are studied in detail using ATS-3 and SMS-2 satellite data. Brightness and area characteristics of the anvils were studied to find common demoninators that might be indicative of hail or tornado activity. The best characteristics were found to be area speed gradients, volume flux, and divergence. Mass flux was available only if a radiosonde sounding had been taken through the cell.

Descriptors :   *Thunderstorms, Synoptic meteorology, Synchronous satellites, Brightness, Growth(General), Radiative transfer, Flux density, Mathematical models, Meteorological satellites, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE