Accession Number:

ADA209955

Title:

Application of Optical Measure Theory to Atmospheric Temperature Sounding from TOVS (TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder) Radiances

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1988-May 1989

Corporate Author:

CREATIVE OPTICS INC BEDFORD MA

Report Date:

1989-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

We have demonstrated robust algorithms for generating fits in Optical Measure Theory OMT to radiance data from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder TOVS. These algorithms generated physically meaningful fits on 100 of a test set of 45 TOVS radiance scans, and were successful both on short wavelength 667cm and on long wavelength 2250cm TOVS data. The resulting OMT temperature profiles exhibit meteorological characteristics and appear to be suitable for determination of atmospheric structure parameters characterizing the large-scale vertical temperature of the atmosphere, and also suitable for generation of input data for numerical weather prediction codes. Keywords Optical data, Atmospheric sounding, Meteorological satellites, Remote sensing, Atmospheric temperature profiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE