Accession Number:

ADA025857

Title:

Application of Meteorological Satellite Data to Weather Sensitive Army Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Meteorological satellite and ground-based data of a severe storm situation are used to study the relationships between satellite data and ground-based data and also to show how satellite data could be used for Army operations if surface data were nonexistent. This sequence of data showed that the -50 C cloud-top temperature contour derived from satellite data revealed the areas of the most intense thunderstorm cells. Radar reported thunderstorm tops were 1,000 to 1,500 meters higher than satellite reported cloud tops. The conclusion was that reasonable and useful weather information can be supplied currently to the battlefield commander by using only synchronous meteorological satellite data and state-of-the-art processing techniques when combined with the expertise of a meteorologist. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE