Accession Number:

AD0783547

Title:

The Application of the Nimbus 5 ESMR to Sea Surface Wind Determination.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 2 Apr 73-14 Apr 74,

Corporate Author:

EARTH SATELLITE CORP WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE