Accession Number : ADA113133

Title :   Feasibility Analysis of Cloud Field Property Inference from Broadband Radiometry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Feb-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV RESEARCH INST FORT COLLINS

Personal Author(s) : Cox,Stephen K

PDF Url : ADA113133

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The goal of the study was to explore the capabilities of using passive radiometry to infer descriptive information about an overlying or underlying cloud field. Specific information includes cloud cover, cloud top height and cloud base height, as sensed by airborne broadband radiometers. The cloud information derived from implementation of passive radiometry will be used in tactical planning and as boundary conditions for short term meteorological prediction models. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLOUD COVER, *RADIOMETRY, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS, BROADBAND, WAVE PROPAGATION, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, INFRARED SCANNING, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, CIRRUS CLOUDS, CUMULUS CLOUDS, STRATUS CLOUDS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE