SOME PROBLEMS OF NUMERICAL INTERPRETATION OF CLOUD INFORMATION FROM ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITES.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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A previous article by the author gave a method for quantitative interpretation of cloud information from artificial earth satellites. Equations were given that may be taken as the relation between the Fourier coefficients of cloud and vertical motion fields for each latitude. Analysis of a large number of cloud charts showed that the large-scale cloud fields exhibit a certain conservatism, changing little from day to day, although the cloud cover may experience substantial changes at individual points over brief time periods. Diagnostic vertical motions can be calculated by this method. This document examines how this method can be used to determine the geopotential field from the cloud distribution.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Unmanned Spacecraft