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Experiment S006: Synoptic weather photographyA data gathering effort on a number of cloud systems is reported. On both manned and unmanned Mercury and Gemini 3 missions, a number of good pictures of cloud systems were obtained. Also, specific experiments were performed by the crewmembers in the Mercury missions. Those experiments involved some of the spectral reflectance characteristics of clouds, land, and water regions of the earth surface as viewed from outside the atmosphere. Pictures obtained on successive revolutions of a Gemini spacecraft were indicative of the changes in and the movements of clouds at approximately 90-min intervals at certain points beneath the track of the spacecraft. A series of such views explain the various meteorological phenomena.
Document ID
19720003230
Document Type
Other
Authors
Nagler, K. M. (Weather Bureau Washington, DC, United States)
Soules, S. D. (Weather Bureau Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Manned Spacecraft Center The Gemini Program: Phys. Sci. Expt. Sum.
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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