Accession Number:

ADA001253

Title:

Parameterization of Solar Absorptivity and Transmissivity Using NIMBUS II Reflectance Data.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

In this study, satellite measurements of reflected solar insolation from NIMBUS II were combined with simultaneous pyrheliometer readings of transmissivity over North America to provide the basis for computation of the atmospheric absorptivity. In the statistical parameterization of the absorptivity, such readily available data as water vapor mass and satellite reflectance were introduced as independent variables in the regression equations. Correlation coefficients between observed regression-determined absorptivities and transmissivities were computed based upon an initial total of 235 data-samples, and the results interpreted.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE