Accession Number:

ADA199155

Title:

Application and Evaluation of a Differential Inversion Technique for Remote Temperature Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1986-May 1988

Corporate Author:

CREATIVE OPTICS INC BEDFORD MA

Report Date:

1988-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A new theoretical approach is developed for remote temperature sensing based on Laplace transform techniques applied to the radiative transfer equation. This approach allows calculation of the atmospheric temperature profile based on measurements of the upwelling radiance and its derivatives. A detailed numerical study of this technique is carried out and the technique is applied to measurements of the upwelling radiance taken with a balloon-borne Fourier transform spectrometer SCRIBE, and to data from the Tiros Operational Vertical Sounder TOVS. Limitations of the technique arising from experimental errors, truncation errors, roundoff errors, and other causes are discussed. Keywords Differential inversion Remote sensing Atmospheric temperature profiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE