Accession Number : ADA261960
Title : A Synoptic Comparison of Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Displays with Numerical Products
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Lee, Thomas F ; Boyle, James S
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 126
Abstract : Marine environmental products from the Special Sensor Microwave/ Imager (SSM/1) are compared with analyses from an operational numerical forecast system. The SSM/I products considered are windspeed, precipitable water, and precipitation. The SSM/I products give a finer representation of spatial detail than the forecast system products. In particular, the SSM/I windspeeds can be used to examine continental influences on marine windspeeds. Such mesoscale effects are riot analyzed well by global numerical models. However, the output from the numerical forecast system can provide parameters not available from the SSM/I products, such as wind direction. In addition, forecast system output can provide information between satellite passes and in regions contaminated by precipitation on SSM/I products.
Descriptors : *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *MICROWAVES , *METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES , OUTPUT , GLOBAL , PREDICTIONS , WEATHER FORECASTING , PRECIPITATION , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , ATMOSPHERICS , RADIOMETRY , WIND VELOCITY , WIND DIRECTION , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CASE STUDIES , REGIONS , METEOROLOGICAL DATA , PARAMETERS , WATER , NAVY , WIND
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE