Accession Number : ADA257899


Title :   Surface Meteorological Parameters of Identified Ship Tracks


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Pettigrew, James C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257899.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : Ships producing tracks in the atmosphere are identified and their surface meteorological parameters are specified. Thirteen case studies are presented with satellite imagery, synoptic discussion and surface meteorological parameters. A composite environment is derived from reported surface meteorological parameters and is compared with climatological conditions of the region, showing that significant departures from normal conditions do not occur. No clear generation mechanism is suggested in a relationship between relative wind and separation distance of ship and ship track, indicating a complex relationship of generation mechanisms. Although a limited study, a firm foundation is now in place for further research into ship track genesis.


Descriptors :   *SHIP SIGNATURES , *METEOROLOGY , CLOUDS , SHIPS , THESES , CASE STUDIES , REMOTE DETECTION , SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS , TRACKS , ATMOSPHERES , REFLECTANCE , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , SURFACES , WIND , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Optical Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE