The possibility of the photometric detection of mesospheric clouds from a low polar orbit satellite is discussed. As an example, it is shown that noctilucent clouds, under certain conditions, should be easily detectable at latitudes and seasons which are not suited to ground based observations. A simple satellite experiment is described which would also yield some data on the nature of the cloud particles. Author
Presented at the International Symposium on Rocket and Satellite Meteorology, W.M.O., I.U.G.G., and COSPAR, Washington, D. C., 23-25 Apr 62.