Accession Number:

ADA065155

Title:

Microwave-Infrared Retrievals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 75-30 Apr 77,

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INC CONCORD MASS

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

A fast efficient solution to the plane-parallel scattering atmosphere radiative transfer problem was developed for use in simulating the effects of clouds and rain on infrared and microwave passive remote sensing systems. The solution was based upon the use of a variational-iterative procedure. Application of the variational-iterative procedure to simulating the effects of low stratus and thin cirrus clouds revealed that for the window channel channel 7 of the DMSP infrared sensor system, mutliple scattering computations are required to adequately estimate the radiance for both types of clouds. In addition, multiple scattering calculations are required to properly estimate the radiance values for channels 5 and 6 for thin cirrus clouds. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE