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On the Variation with Height of the Top Brightness of Precipitating Convective Clouds

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  • 1 Experimental Meteorology Laboratory, NOAA, Coral Gables, Fla. 33124
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Abstract

As part of a program to estimate rain from satellite observations, and to test the program's assumption that the highest clouds are the brightest, a correlation between cloud height and cloud brightness in the South Florida area was made 43 days during the summer of 1972. Brightness was determined from ATS-3 transparencies using a 32-step color densitometer. Echo heights within 100 mi of Miami were measured with the WSR-57, 10-cm radar of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. An unequivocal positive correlation is shown.

Abstract

As part of a program to estimate rain from satellite observations, and to test the program's assumption that the highest clouds are the brightest, a correlation between cloud height and cloud brightness in the South Florida area was made 43 days during the summer of 1972. Brightness was determined from ATS-3 transparencies using a 32-step color densitometer. Echo heights within 100 mi of Miami were measured with the WSR-57, 10-cm radar of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. An unequivocal positive correlation is shown.

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