Accession Number:

ADA050170

Title:

Modeling for Multispectral Infrared and Microwave Remote Sensing of the Troposphere

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Aug 1976-30 Sep 1977

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The major objective of this study was to establish background information on the relative responsiveness of multispectral infrared and microwave sensors typical of satellite radiometric sounders that probe tropospheric regions containing clouds. Such information supports satellite techniques to improve sensing of atmospheric structure and cloud features, and reduces the dependence on increased surface and airborne instrumentation. Different spectral intervals with the same equivalent temperature response from the cloud-free atmosphere also facilitate the interpretation of remote measurements in the presence of clouds or other aerosols.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE