Accession Number : ADA118753

Title :   Climatic Probabilities of the Vertical Distribution of Cloud Cover.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Gringorten,Irving I

PDF Url : ADA118753

Report Date : 24 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The probability model of areal coverage of weather conditions that was published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology (1979) is applied to extend the usefulness of climatic records of station sky cover (tenths) and ceiling height (meters) to the estimation of cloud presence at any level in the atmosphere or within any layer. Specifically, estimates are made of: (a) the average cloud cover as a function of the vertical distance above the ground, (b) the average amount of cloud presence, in layers or at individual levels, and (c) the probability distribution of cloud cover, from clear to overcast, at any level or in any layer between two levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLOUD COVER, AREA COVERAGE, HEIGHT, ALTITUDE, DISTRIBUTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LINE OF SIGHT

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE