Accession Number:

ADA010870

Title:

The Use of Meteorological Satellites for Discerning Marine Fog.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Accurate charting of marine fog distribution is made difficult because of the sparseness of transient-ship observations. The meteorological satellite offers the possibility of improving fog diagnosis by specifying areas vice a discrete number of points of marine fog. The study explores the feasibility of using meteorological satellite data, visual andor infrared, as means of discerning the presence of marine fog. Transient-ship and satellite data from a summer-season period in 1973, eastern North Pacific Ocean, served as data base. A qualitative comparison is made between NOAA-2 satellite imagery and verifying marine fog, as determined from the synoptic-time ship data qualitative guidelines for diagnosing the presence of marine fog from the visual and infrared imagery were formulated. A quantitative determination of the presence of marine fog, using visual and infrared NOAA-2 digital satellite data, is presented, from which a technique is developed for objectively diagnosing regions of marine fog.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE