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dc.contributor.advisorDurkee, Philip A.
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:13:24Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:13:24Z
dc.date.issued1992-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23536
dc.description.abstractThe radiative and spatial characteristics of 63 ship tracks are analyzed in cloudiness transition regions using AVHRR satellite data. Channels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are utilized to determine the variations in ship track albedo and temperature in three distinct cloud environments: stratus, broken stratus, and cumulus. Stratus Tracks in a stratus environment are brightest with respect to broken stratus and cumulus tracks. Cumulus tracks have the highest percentage increase in albedo over their environment in Channel 1 , while broken stratus tracks have the highest percentage change over their environment in Channel 3. There is little temperature difference between the ambient cloud and ship track in all three environments. Stratus tracks tend to be longer than either broken stratus or cumulus tracks. No significant variation in track width was observed between environments.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisofshiptr1094523536
dc.format.extent93 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of ship tracks in cloudiness transition regions.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Physical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorship tracken_US
dc.subject.authoralgorithmen_US
dc.subject.authorAVHRRen_US
dc.subject.authoralbedoen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology;Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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