Accession Number : ADA185039

Title :   Mesoscale Applications of High Resolution Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Scanlon, Randy J

PDF Url : ADA185039

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Analysis of two mesoscale phenomena, a dry slot in stratocumulus over the eastern North Pacific (June 1985) and an enhanced-V cloud formation over the Gulf of Mexico (April 1984) is performed using very-high resolution photographs taken from the Space Transportation System (STS) 41-C and 51-G missions. Collocated meteorological satellite imagery (GOES, NOAA AVHRR, DMSP) and conventional meteorological data are utilized with the shuttle photography to better understand the microscale and mesoscale features of these two events.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, SPACE SHUTTLES, CLOUDS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, INFRARED SPECTRA, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE