Accession Number : ADA331437

Title :   Advanced Geophysical Environment Simulation Techniques

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Gustafson, G. B. ; d'Entremont, R. P. ; Ivaldi, C. F. ; Beresford, S. T. ; Sarkisian, C. P.

PDF Url : ADA331437

Report Date : 01 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This interim scientific report describes a multi-faceted effort to support PL/GPD in the development and application of state-of-the-art analysis techniques for remotely sensed data. The resulting tools, techniques and data sets will support the improved analysis of archived data as well as current and future geophysical parameter acquisition and analysis. The principal accomplishments during the reporting period were: development of improved algorithms for retrieval of cirrus emissivity and estimation of cloud altitude; development of improved cloud-phase discrimination algorithms for analysis of GOES imager and AVHRR data; application of existing cloud detection and new cloud-phase and emissivity algorithms to a two-month data set collected from one GOES and two NOAA satellites over the eastern and central portions of the continental U.S. and western Atlantic; reduction and quality assurance processing of approximately one month of raw radiosonde data from five sites; and software tool and technique development for enhanced satellite image processing capabilities on the Air Force Interactive Meteorological System.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *CIRRUS CLOUDS, ALGORITHMS, IMAGE PROCESSING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, RADIOSONDES, EMISSIVITY, CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE