AN EXAMINATION OF SOME TIROS II RADIATION DATA AND RELATED STUDIES
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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Sample radiation maps selected from the Tiros II Radiation Data Catalog are examined in order to evaluate their representativeness and limitations. The difficulties encountered in the examination of the data for Channel 1 6.0 to 6.5 microns are described. The averaged catalog data for Channel 2 8 to 12 microns are compared with the synoptic situation, the actual measurements, and the calculated values of the intensity in the zenith direction. A general discussion of the radiative budget of the troposphere and its relationship to the upward flux at the tropopause is also presented.
- Atmospheric Physics