Regression Relationships between Satellite Infrared Radiance and Tropospheric Temperature.
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Global temperatures are obtained using a linear least squares regression method with satellite radiation measurements, particularly those obtained from the SIRS-B aboard the NIMBUS IV satellite. Regression equations relating temperature to spectral radiance observations are employed. The regression equations were then applied to independent observations to determine the feasibility of temperature determinations over sparse data regions. Author