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Automated Cloud Tracking Using Precisely Aligned Digital ATS Pictures
July 1972 (vol. 21 no. 7)
pp. 715-729
E.A. Smith, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin
The measurement of winds to an accuracy of at least 2 knots (1 m/s) is a major requirement of the global atmospheric research program (GARP) [1]. Such accurate wind measurements will be needed over large regions presently lacking ground or rawinsonde observations. A man-computer system called WINDCO has been developed to measure cloud motion from ATS pictures. This system is capable of providing cloud motion measurements that are repeatable to within 6 knots over two independent time intervals in the majority of cases.
Index Terms:
Cloud displacement, cloud tracers, cross correlation, digital photographs, geosynchronous satellite data, photogrammetry analysis, satellite attitude determination.
Citation:
E.A. Smith, D.R. Phillips, "Automated Cloud Tracking Using Precisely Aligned Digital ATS Pictures," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 715-729, July 1972, doi:10.1109/T-C.1972.223574
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