Ship track cloud analysis for the North Pacific by Steven Emory Morehead

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .

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ContributionsDurkee, Philip A., Wash, Carlyle H.
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Pagination57 p.
Number of Pages57
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Open LibraryOL25456332M

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So water droplets in ship-track clouds reflect more light than cloud droplets seeded by natural particles. Although the ship tracks over the Pacific Ocean in late April mostly ran east-west, some took on swirling shapes, perhaps caught up in the cloud vortices off the Aleutian Islands.

In Augustlong, narrow clouds stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean.

Known as ship tracks, the distinctive clouds form when water vapor condenses around the tiny particles emitted by ships in their exhaust. Ship tracks are visible in a marine cloud layer over the North Pacific Ocean on Septem Ship tracks are visible in a marine cloud layer over the North Pacific Ocean on Septem Ship tracks are visible in a marine cloud layer over the North Pacific Ocean on.

Though they may look like airplane contrails, the streaky clouds shown in this image are ship tracks, bright clouds that form in a ship’s wake. The clouds run horizontally across the image, tracing out a major shipping lane in the North Pacific Ocean.

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We primarily use data reported via the World Meteorological Organization's Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program to provide a snapshot of current weather conditions at sea, worldwide. This data can also be used to track the progress of ships at sea. Many ships do not report their weather observations to WMO, or Ship track cloud analysis for the North Pacific book only sporadically; these ships will not have records in our A bank of clouds off North America’s west coast featured a series of white trails in early October The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on October 5, Although the white trails look vaguely like contrails left behind by airplanes, they actually result from ship exhaust.

cloud radiance observed at the wavelength in satellite imagery [Coakley et al., ]. After six passes through the ship tracks on perpendicular courses, the aircraft passed along the length of one of the ship tracks to collect a cloud water sample; it then descended below cloud and attempted to locate the ships to directly sample theirCited by: At you can track the position of all possible ships worldwide in real include cargo ships, tankers, passenger / cruise ships, speedboats, tugs, fishing boats, pleasure boats and unspecified each ship or boat detailed information can be retrieved, such as the name, the type of ship, country of origin, speed and status.

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