EMPIRICAL SWEEP WIDTH ANALYSIS (AIR TO SURFACE)
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA VISIBILITY LAB
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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.
- Optical Detection and Detectors