The Application of the Nimbus 5 ESMR to Sea Surface Wind Determination.
Interim rept. 2 Apr 73-14 Apr 74,
EARTH SATELLITE CORP WASHINGTON D C
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The study explores the relationship between the brightness temperatures T sub B measured by the Nimbus 5 Electrically Scanning Radiometer ESMR and sea surface winds. A relationship between wind and sea surface emissivity is empirically derived from analyses of wind and T sub B in the Mistral area of the Mediterranean Sea. As a result of solving the microwave radiation transfer equation for many model atmospheres and surface conditions, the effects of sea surface temperature, emissivity, and atmospheric water are combined into a simple equation which predicts sea surface winds from ESMR T sub Bs. Modified author abstract
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography