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The identification of cloud types in LANDSAT MSS images. [Great Britain
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Author and Affiliation:
Barrett, E. C. [principal investigator](Department of Industry, London, United Kingdom);
Grant, C. K.(Department of Industry, London, United Kingdom)
Abstract: The author has identified the following significant results. Five general families of clouds were identified: cumulonimbiform, cumuliform, stratiform, stratocumuliform, and cirriform. Four members of this five-fold primary division of clouds were further divided into a number of subgroups. The MSS observed and recorded earth radiation in four different wavebands. Two of these bands (4 and 5) image in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, while the others (6 and 7) image the short wave portion, or just into the infrared. The main differences between the appearances of clouds in the four wavebands are related to the background brightness of land and sea surfaces.
Publication Date: Mar 01, 1976
Document ID:
19760014556
(Acquired Nov 18, 1995)
Accession Number: 76N21644
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number: E76-10277, NASA-CR-146647, QR-2
Coverage: Quarterly Report
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Department of Industry; London, United Kingdom
Description: 52p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CLOUDS (METEOROLOGY); IDENTIFYING; RAIN; UNITED KINGDOM; EARTH RESOURCES PROGRAM; MULTISPECTRAL BAND SCANNERS; PHOTOINTERPRETATION; PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES
Miscellaneous Notes: Sponsored by NASA and United Kingdom Dept. of Industry
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