Accession Number : AD0431110


Title :   QUANTITATIVE INTERPRETATION OF LOW-LEVEL CUMULIFORM CLOUD PATTERNS AS SEEN ON METEOROLOGICAL STAELLITE VIDEOGRAPHS (PRELIMINARY RESULTS).


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COLL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Leese,John A ; Epstein,E S


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : Interpretation of the cloud patterns as seen from the altitude of meteorological satellites in terms of quantitative meteorological parameters is a complex problem. This study is confined to the low-level cumuliform cloud types associated with the relatively simple synoptic conditions of the semi-permanent oceanic anticyclone. Statistical methods in the form of discriminant analysis techniques are used to determine the synoptic parameters which make a significant contribution in determining the patterns of these low-level cumuliform clouds. Preliminary results have demonstrated the validity of this technique in determining the parameters when the sample size is large. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CLOUDS , *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , DISTRIBUTION , CLOUD COVER , CUMULUS CLOUDS , ANTICYCLONES , STATISTICAL PROCESSES , SAMPLING , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , TABLES(DATA)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE