Applications of Microwave Radiometric Measurements to Infer Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Strength
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Microwave radiometric data from the DMSP Special Sensor Microwave Imager SSMI are available in the form of Environmental Data Records EDRs and Sensor Data Records SDRs. The EDRs provide meteorological parameters such as rain rates and surface wind speeds over the oceans, while the SDRs provide the measured brightness temperatures TBs. In this study, the EDRs were used to compute latent heat released LHR in tropical cyclones. The TBs at 85 GHz were used to diagnose the current intensity of the tropical cyclone.