Accession Number:

AD0272267

Title:

CLOUD PATTERNS IN A TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE ARABIAN SEA VIEWED BY TIROS I METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE

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HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

TIROS I cloud photographs during the formation and intensification of a tropical cyclone over the rabian Sea were examined. Clouds were organized in patterns characteristic of the circulation involved and of temperature and wind distribution in the vertical. Six types of cloud patterns were noticed and the corresponding synoptic features examined. A striking feature of the developing tropical cyclonic storm is the asymmetrical distribution of convective clouds in its rear during its formative stage. When the storm wound up into a hurricane the cloud bands moved into the less clouded sectors, and tended to be more symmetrical. The cloud structure in the cyclone, however, continued to maintain a distinct pattern for the rest of its life. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE