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
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE