Accession Number : ADA182790

Title :   A Study of Polar Cloud Populations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Snow,J W ; Willand,James H

PDF Url : ADA182790

Report Date : 29 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Four LANDSAT images of cumuliform clouds over polar ocean areas were obtained and analysed to determine the probability of clear (or cloudy) intervals of any length. The probability function was found to be an exponential, similar in form to that found for tropical cumuliform clouds in a previous study. Keywords: Satellite photography; Cloud population statistics; Polar region; Cloud cover.

Descriptors :   *CLOUD COVER, *CUMULUS CLOUDS, CLOUDS, POLAR REGIONS, POPULATION, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY, STATISTICS, IMAGES, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, TROPICAL REGIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE