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METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE TECHNIQUES FOR THE ARMY.
ARACON GEOPHYSICS CO CONCORD MA
The research reported herein was conducted during the first quarter of a contractual investigation aimed at providing the Army field units with techniques for the use of weather satellite data. Results to date for each of several tasks are discussed. These include 1 mesoscale analysis and interpretation studies 2 analysis of Army requirements for applications of weather satellite data 3 case studies of World War II, Korean or U. S. field maneuver synoptic situations, using analogs for which satellite data are available 4 investigations of methods for determining weather affecting enemy operations and 5 handbook preparation. Examples of the type of analyses being prepared for the tasks concerned with mesoscale studies, case studies, and weather affecting enemy operations are presented and discussed. No attempt has been made to draw final conclusions from the early stages of the investigations. However, certain areas which seem to hold particular promise have been noted. For example, the simple relationship of total cloud cover as observed by the satellite once per day to amount of precipitation over a selected geographical area seems to show a high correlation. Author
Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 May-31 Jul 65,