The Remote Sensing of Surface Radiative Temperature over Barbados.
MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH
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The remote sensing of surface radiative temperature over Barbados was undertaken using a PRT-5 attached to a light aircraft. Traverses across the centre of the island, over the rugged east coast area, and the urban area of Bridgetown were undertaken at different times of day and night in the last week of June and the first week of December, 1969. These traverses show that surface variations in long-wave radiation emission lie within plus or minus 5 of the observations over grass at a representative site. The quick response of the surface to sunset and sunrise was noticeable, as was the rapid early heating of east-facing slopes. Surface variations were negligible at night, when the islands surface temperatures were a few degrees below sea temperature. Author
- Atmospheric Physics