The Resource Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis : a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence, Chih-Peh Chang

Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis : a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence, Chih-Peh Chang

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Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis : a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence
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Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis
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a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence
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Chih-Peh Chang
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eng
Summary
This is a preliminary analysis of digitized satellite cloud brightness data that will be used in developing a model for large-scale analysis over data-void tropical areas, which is based on Wallace's (1971) postulation that such data may be used to estimate vertical motion in the tropics. The relationship between satellite cloud brightness and large-scale 200mb divergence on 5° x 5° grids in the tropical western North Pacific is examined from several angles. Correlation coefficients between the two fields are computed on a daily basis for the region of study and at each grid point for 8-month time series. The coefficients are mostly low although a positive correlation is generally indicated. The low correlation may be due to the quality of the available data, especially for the divergence which is kinematically computed from analyzed winds. Spectrum analysis is also performed to determine dominant synoptic time scales for both parameters in the period of study. Two common period bands, one centered ~ 10 days and the other ~ 5 days, are found. Cross-spectra between the two parameters indicate that their phase differences are small (< 1/4 cycle) for both bands, but the coherence squares are somewhat lower than those found previously by Wallace for the 4-to 5-day waves using direct radiosonde data. Horizontal structures of both parameters, determined from inter-longitude cross-spectra in the two bands, suggest that the brightness is much more organized than divergence, but the two fields resemble each other whenever an organized pattern in divergence can be found. The results of this study lend some support to Wallace's postulation, but also indicate some problems for using the present data. It is anticipated that the correspondence with the actual divergence field will be greatly improved if satellite infrared data is incorporated into the brightness data. (Author)
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Chang, Chih-Peh
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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  • Meteorology
  • Clouds
  • Clouds
  • Cloud electrification
  • Brightness temperature
  • Cloud physics
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Technical report; 1974.
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Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis : a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence, Chih-Peh Chang
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  • Title from cover
  • "Prepared for: National Environmental Satellite Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" --Cover
  • "August 1974" --Cover
  • "NPS-51CJ74081" --Cover
  • "Preliminary report for period July 1973 - July 1974" --Cover
  • DTIC Identifiers: Spaceborne photography, North Pacific Ocean, remote sensing
  • Author(s) key words: Satellite brightness data, tropical meteorology, satellite meteorology
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38)
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1 online resource (40 pages
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online
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"Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited."
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illustrations)
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remote
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(OCoLC)1039958688
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Application of satellite cloud brightness data for large-scale tropical analysis : a correlation study of brightness and 200-mb divergence, Chih-Peh Chang
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover
  • "Prepared for: National Environmental Satellite Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" --Cover
  • "August 1974" --Cover
  • "NPS-51CJ74081" --Cover
  • "Preliminary report for period July 1973 - July 1974" --Cover
  • DTIC Identifiers: Spaceborne photography, North Pacific Ocean, remote sensing
  • Author(s) key words: Satellite brightness data, tropical meteorology, satellite meteorology
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38)
Extent
1 online resource (40 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
"Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited."
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039958688

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