Implications of outer space technology on development in meteorology and meteorological services

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Authors:Johnson, A. W.
Volume Title:World Meteorological Organization. WMO bulletin
Source:World Meteorological Organization. WMO bulletin. 24(3). Switzerland. P.162-170
Publication Date:1975
Note:Ant. Acc. No: 20859. CRREL Acc. No: 33001265
Abstract:Developments in the meteorological satellite program since the first TIROS satellite was launched in Apr. 1960, and the inception of geostationary satellites are summarized. Among the applications of weather satellite imagery discussed and illustrated are the following: the characteristics of the Gulf Stream; analysis of the daily ice field in the Arctic and Antarctic; iceberg formation and drift in the Antarctic; tornado and severe storm warning; vertical temperature profiles and moisture soundings; the distribution of snow; measurements of wind from cloud movements; and hurricane formation over tropical areas. The availability of the data and international cooperation in future satellite programs are discussed.
Index Terms:Satellites (artificial); Weather observations; Climate; Sea ice; Icebergs; Weather forecasting; Spaceborne photography; Ice conditions
Publication Type:journal article
Record ID:68729
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