Accession Number:

AD0652697

Title:

APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES TO GROUND-BASED PASSIVE PROBING OF THE TROPOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE STRUCTURE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

The theory of radiative transfer in the microwave region is discussed. A method for the numerical solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the first kind is derived and illustrated. A least-squares analysis of microwave absorption data to determine line width for water vapor and oxygen is presented. Calculations of the error covariance matrix and quality-criterion values to be expected when the probing for the tropospheric temperature structure from microwave emission measurements are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE