Accession Number:

ADA001092

Title:

Mapping of Sea Surface Temperature by the NOAA-2 Satellite.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Task 1,

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INC LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE