Accession Number : ADA118426
Title : Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation by Using the Dvorak Technique with Visual Satellite Imagery.
Descriptive Note : Technical note,
Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (1ST) HICKAM AFB HI
Personal Author(s) : Cochran,Donald R
PDF Url : ADA118426
Report Date : 15 Dec 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : In 1975, V. Dvorak published a technique for estimating the current intensity of tropical cyclones by using satellite imagery. Measurement of certain cloud features indicate current wind speeds. A 'model' development theory and picture clues contribute information on past and future trends. Dvorak's latest revisions are discussed and the current operational procedures for use with visual imagery are offered.
Descriptors : *Typhoons, *Hurricanes, Tropical cyclones, Clouds, Cloud physics
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE