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Stereographic cloud heights from SMS/goes imageryStereographic pairs of SMS/GOES images, generated simultaneously by the spin-scan cameras of each of two geostationary satellites (SMS 1 and SMS2), separated by 32 degrees of longitude on February 1, 1975, were analyzed photogrametrically to yield cloud heights with a two-sigma uncertainty of 500 meters. These cloud heights compare favorably with heights of the same clouds measured by radar and IR methods. The same SMS image pairs were used to measure mountaintop heights with a mean deviation of 0.24 km from cartographic values.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Minzner, R. A.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Shenk, W. E.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Teagle, R. D.
(Defense Mapping Agency Topographic Center Washington, D.C., United States)
Steranka, J.
(GE Beltsville, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: 3d NASA Weather and Climate Program Sci. Rev.
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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