Accession Number : ADA118428
Title : Positioning Tropical Cyclones in Satellite Imagery.
Descriptive Note : Technical note.
Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (1ST) HICKAM AFB HI
PDF Url : ADA118428
Report Date : Jan 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : A three step operational approach to positioning Pacific-based tropical cyclones in satellite imagery is presented. In the pre- analysis stage the image is acquired, selectively processed, and correctly gridded. During the analysis stage the circulation center of the cyclone is fixed based on cloud features in the image. In the third stage, post-analysis, quality control procedures assure optimum accuracy of the determined position fix.
Descriptors : *Tropical cyclones, *Position finding, *Artificial satellites, *Image processing, Typhoons, Hurricanes, Pacific Ocean, Satellite networks, Optimization, Accuracy, Quality control, Data acquisition, Clouds
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Infrared Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE