Accession Number:

AD0431110

Title:

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

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Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COLL OF ENGINEERING

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Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE