Inquiry into the Feasibility of Weather Reconnaissance from a Satellite Vehicle

by Stanley Marshall Greenfield, William W. Kellogg


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A discussion of the problem of obtaining an overall picture of the wide-scale weather situation. An attempt is made to present methods of attack on this problem, to show what may be actually seen from high-altitude photographs (primarily a discussion on necessary resolution and area coverages), to discuss what may be determined from these photographs (both directly and indirectly), and to give some of the results. Although this analysis is based on data obtained from vertically fired rockets, suggestions are made on possible methods of forming a synoptic picture from satellite-missile photographs.

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