Mapping of Sea Surface Temperature by the NOAA-2 Satellite.
Final rept. on Task 1,
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The results of this study show that sea surface temperature T sub s may be inferred from satellite measurements of infrared radiances to an accuracy of plus or minus 1K up to about 500 km from the sub-satellite track if data on atmospheric variables, especially water vapor, are available. In the absence of all information on atmospheric parameters T sub s may still be estimated to about plus or minus 2K a similar accuracy is attained if only climatological atmospheric data are available.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography