Vol. 11, issue 01, article # 13

Komarov V. S., Kreminskii A. V., Lomakina N. Ya., Vorob'ev V. I. Estimate of the number of satellite overpasses sufficient for achieving successful areal coverage of the Earth's surface obscured by clouds during the first overpass. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1998. V. 11. No. 01. P. 66-69. PDF
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Abstract:

In this paper we present a technique and some results of statistical estimation of the number of satellite overpasses that provide 90% probability of successful areal coverage of the Earth's surface given the cloud cover during the first overpass being ≤3, 4-7, and 8-10.