Accession Number:

AD0254278

Title:

DETERMINATION OF THE PERCENT OF TIME THE GROUND IS VISIBLE FROM AN AIRCRAFT FLYING ABOVE CLOUDS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA MENLO PARK United States

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Equations were derived to express the percent of time the ground is visible from an aircraft flying above various conditions of cloudiness. To permit rapid solution of the equations over a wide range of cloud dimensions and aircraft height, nomographic charts were constructed. The assumptions made to simplify the equations, and the intended applications of the equations, are discussed.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE