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METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE TECHNIQUES FOR THE ARMY
ARACON GEOPHYSICS CO CONCORD MA
The research discussed in this report was aimed at providing Army field units with techniques for the use of weather satellite data, especially APT Automatic Picture Transmission and DRIR Direct Readout Infrared data. The results under each of the several tasks are discussed. These include 1 mesoscale analysis and interpretation studies, with particular emphasis on severe local storms, squall lines, improved interpretation techniques for higher resolution Nimbus AVCS TV data, and cloud persistence studies 2 an analysis of Army requirements for application of weather satellite data 3 case studies, which used data analogs of selected World War II Korean campaigns. These cases were analyzed to demonstrate the utility of satellite data at the synoptic scale. In addition, a U.S. field maneuver, for which concurrent satellite data existed, was analyzed to demonstrate mesoscale synoptic scale uses of satellite data 4 investigations of methods for determining weather affecting Army operations.
Rept. no. 4 (Final), 1 May 1965-30 Apr 1966
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