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Passive method for cloud base height detection
Author(s): S. V. Zuev; N. P. Krasnenko
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Paper Abstract

Clouds cover a surface of Earth on the average on 50 % and are one of the major parameter of climate formation. Besides, knowledge of a local overcast condition play main role in aviation safety. The passive method of cloud base height detection with use of two spatially carried matrix photodetectors is offered. The cloud base height is detected by a triangulation method. This method is used in a geodesy and stereophotogrammetria. The essence of a method consists that on knowing distance between two points of monitoring and knowing corners of a direction on observing object, it is possible to define distance up to this object. For this case the same point of overcast is accepted for a marker and an angular coordinates of the marker is calculated separately for each photodetector. Besides, the given method allows to define not only height, but also a direction and speed of clouds movement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6522, Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics, 65221S (1 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.723217
Show Author Affiliations
S. V. Zuev, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Russia)
N. P. Krasnenko, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6522:
Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics

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