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Cloud cover analysis over Tibet by meteosat data
Author(s): Yonghua Fang; Stephan Bakan
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Paper Abstract

The Tibet Plateau plays an important role in the general atmospheric circulation as a cold and heat source. In summer, the plateau is covered by active cumulus convection. So it is very important to understand the distribution of cloud over Tibet. In this paper, Meteosat image data is used to analyze the cloud cover over Tibet. The statistical method is used to perform cloud classification: first step, a two-dimensional frequency histogram is constructed from two channels images (VIS and IR); second step, dynamic clustering technique is used to automatically classify this two-dimensional histogram; third step, each pixel in original image is assigned to a cloud class. The classification results show clearly the distribution of cloud classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467324
Show Author Affiliations
Yonghua Fang, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (Germany)
Stephan Bakan, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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