Regression Relationships Between Satellite Infrared Radiances and Geopotential Heights of the 500 MB and 300 MB Levels.
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Least squares methods are used with NUMBUS IV SIRS-B clear-column radiances as independent variables and two identical-period sources of geopotential heights at the 500 mb and 300 mb pressure levels as dependent variables. Regression equations are developed for each of the sets of geopotential heights for three latitude bands in the Northern Hemisphere. Three-day and four-day data bases were used on each regression specification. Each set of equations was tested on independent data at a subsequent composite period of 12-hours and 24-hours following the dependent pooled samples. The regression results of both the dependent and independent tests were examined for possible operational usefulness. Author