Accession Number : ADA180269

Title :   Cloud Archiving Strategies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 83-29 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : LIVERPOOL UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Henderson-Sellers,Ann ; Hughes,Nicola A.

Report Date : 02 APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : The Three-dimensional-nephanalysis has been used in the studies of (1) cloud amount time-series; (2) areal distribution of cloud amount and the effect upon cloud archives of different spatial sampling strategies; and (3) cloud height, particularly the relative success in the archiving of low and high cloud information. A global cloud amount climatology for the year 1979 has been compiled from the 3-D nephanalysis archive. Particular attention has been given to the effects upon each of the studies cloud amount characteristics resulting from the incorporation of both conventional surface observations and satellite data. Keywords: Cloud amount time series; Areal cloud amount and spatial sampling; Cloud height; Global cloud climatology.

Descriptors :   *CLOUD COVER, *NEPHELOMETERS, *CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS, *CLIMATOLOGY, *TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, CLOUDS, CLIMATOLOGY, HEIGHT, GLOBAL, GREAT BRITAIN, DISTRIBUTION, ARCHIVES, OBSERVATION, SAMPLING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, REMOTE DETECTORS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE