FLEET APPLICATIONS -- METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONAL SATELLITES (ANTARCTIC AREA).
ALLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CONCORD MASS
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Studies of meteorological satellite observations in the southern hemisphere, for the period July 1 - Oct 31, 1962, have led to the development of techniques for extracting operationally useful meteorological information from satelliteobserved cloud patterns. These techniques are designed to provide useful data on the following a Field of motion of the lower and upper troposphere. b Cyclonic vortex intensity, development and direction of future motion. c Differentiation of cloud from snow and snowcovered ice. The techniques reported here were specifically developed to provide meteorological information for support of the Antarctic resupply operations. However, further tests and evaluation may indicate that many of these techniques are applicable to other geographical areas. Author