Accession Number:

ADA034380

Title:

Lightning and Squall Line Identification from DMSP Satellite Photographs.

Descriptive Note:

Air Force surveys in geophysics,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Unusual light streaks appearing in high resolution nighttime satellite photographs of the United States were investigated to determine their origin. The temporal and spatial variations of the light streaks and their association with clouds suggested that the satellite sensor detected lightning. In this preliminary study, a satellite photograph recorded during new moon was compared with synoptic weather maps and surface weather observations from selected stations.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE