Microwave Radiometry Applications Study. Volume I. Final Report.
Final rept. 1 Jul-28 Nov 73,
AEROJET ELECTROSYSTEMS CO AZUSA CA
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This report presents the results of the study conducted by Aerojet ElectroSystems Company and its subcontractor, Environmental Research and Technology, Inc. This study examined methods of integrating atmospheric parameter profiles obtainable from a spaceborne passive microwave radiometer into the Air Force Global Weather Central and a remote station typified by the Air Force TRANSTERM van. A statistical regression data retrieval technique used for sensor evaluation in a previous study was used to size the computer requirements. However, other retrieval techniques were examined to ensure that any eventual data reduction approach could be accommodated. A recommended plan to implement the benefits of microwave sensing and to develop an optimized data retrieval technique is presented. A brief examination of the complementary capabilities of microwave and infrared is also included. Author
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