Experimental Study of the Relationship between Radiosonde Temperatures and Radiometric-Area Temperatures.
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ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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A large sample of temperature observations was statistically analyzed to estimate horizontal temperature variability as a function of distance. These estimates were determined at several altitudes from the surface to 15 km and are applicable to horizontal distance up to 175 km. The results were used to assess the amount of disagreement one should expect when comparing radiosonde temperature measurements with corresponding measurements derived from satellite radiometric observations. The conclusion was that horizontal temperature variations over the radiometrically observed area contribute approximately 1K root mean square rms disagreement between such comparisons. When the separation distance between the radiosonde and satellite observation approaches 200 km, rms differences of greater than 2K are to be expected. Author
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