Cloud Investigation by Satellite



This is a picture book. The pictures are black and white images derived from meteorological satellite data. The primary source of imagery is the Advanced Tiros N (ATN) series of polar orbiter satellites, although there are a number of examples from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) flown on Nimbus 7 and also from the Japanese Geostationary Meteorological Satellites (GMS) 1 and 2. Richard Scorer has selected the majority of his examples from the excellent archive at the University of Dundee's Satellite Laboratory, and hence most are local area coverage (i.e., 1.1- km resolution at nadir) data drawn from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).