Accession Number : ADA299876

Title :   Exploratory Study of an Icing Index from Satellite Remote Sensing of Cloud Liquid Water Over Land.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Lawyer, David T.

PDF Url : ADA299876

Report Date : 10 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Applications of satellite microwave measurements to aircraft icing have been restricted to areas over the ocean. In this study, data from the DMSP SSM/I polar orbiter high frequency channels (85.5 GHz) and GOES 7 infrared (IR) and visible data are used to retrieve cloud liquid water (CLW) over land areas and determine if it is feasible to develop an icing index from this information. The area selected for the study was over the northern plains during the first weeks of February and March 1992 when icing conditions were known to exist.

Descriptors :   *ICE FORMATION, *CLOUD PHYSICS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, POLARIZATION, RESOLUTION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, THESES, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER FORECASTING, MOISTURE CONTENT, EMITTANCE, WINTER, SNOW COVER, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, INFRARED IMAGES, REMOTE DETECTORS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, INFRARED DETECTORS, SKY, PIXELS, AREA COVERAGE, CLOUD COVER, LAND AREAS, WATER VAPOR, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ICE FORECASTING, WATER ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE