Accession Number:

AD0677281

Title:

EMPIRICAL SWEEP WIDTH ANALYSIS (AIR TO SURFACE)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA VISIBILITY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The study considered 3861 reports of air to sea surface sightings, converted with range and bearing data into lateral range distributions classified by vessel size and altitude, on subclasses of meteorological visibility, wind velocity, swell height, and cloud cover. From these lateral range distributions were developed a revised sweep width table and white cap and cloud cover correction tables for boats and ships.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE