Accession Number:

AD0818839

Title:

COMPUTATIONS OF DOWNWARD RADIATION FLUX BASED UPON A RANDOM SAMPLE OF RADIOSONDE OBSERVATIONS, AND CORRELATION OF THE RESULTS WITH CORRESPONDING SIMULATED NIMBUS II SATELLITE AIR MASS PROPERTIES.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Relying heavily on the Elsasser and Culbertson 1960 computational system, computations of terrestrial radiation incident at a black body interface have been programmed for an arbitrary atmospheric sounding. The program has been applied to a random sampling of 62 radiosondes from the Wark-sounding-catalog. Since Wark et al. 1966 have kindly made available simulated Nimbus II channel 2 and channel 4 specific intensities for these same atmospheres, a multivariate regression was derived relating downward flux computations to Nimbus II channel 2 and channel 4 readouts as well as to two other gross air parameters a total reduced water vapor depth, and b interface pressure. All four independent variables gave high statistical significance, with channel 4 filtered flux accounting for the major portion of the explained variance of the dependent variable. Total ozone was also tested but yielded no statistical significance on the regression. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE