RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD THE USE OF SYNOPTIC RADAR OBSERVATIONS IN THE INTERPRETATION OF SATELLITE CLOUD OBSERVATIONS.
Technical progress rept. no. 1, 1 Sep-31 Dec 59,
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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Twenty-five Air Defense Command Radar sites are being contracted for participation in the radarscope photography program. Crews are being indoctrinated and film and equipment distributed. An additional list of Weather Bureau and research radar sites in the United States and overseas Air Force sites which have been asked to participate is included. Radarscope photographs from Weather Reconnaissance flights of the 55th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron will also be available. Nineteen completed ground radar composites are shown. The possibility of less widespread precipitation areas than generally believed is indicated. Possible satellite cloud observation interpretation and transmission schemes are briefly noted. It is concluded that the augmented radar coverage affords good chance of success in achieving simultaneous radar satellite observations of weather systems. Author