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E. W. FERGUSON
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F. C. OPATKA

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V. J. OLIVER
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R. K. ANDERSON
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E. W. FERGUSON

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TIROS photographs of cloud patterns in the vicinity of the jet stream are examined and compared with surface, upper air, and pilot-report data. It is found that with certain conditions of lighting and satellite attitude the northern edge of the cirrus cloud shield, which lies immediately south of the jet, can be easily identified by a shadow cast by the higher cloud deck on the lower underlying surface. This shadow identifies the cloud structure associated with the jet stream. Differences in texture and pattern also help to identify the northern limits of the high-level cirrus and thus aid in positioning the jet stream.

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