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The identification of cloud types in LANDSAT MSS imagesThe 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.
Document ID
19760014556
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Barrett, E. C. (Department of Industry London, United Kingdom)
Grant, C. K. (Department of Industry London, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1976
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
E76-10277
QR-2
NASA-CR-146647
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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