Accession Number:

ADA248291

Title:

Validation of the SATVIS Meteorological Range Estimation Model in the Northern Arabian Sea

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1991-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The Navys SATVIS Meteorological Range Estimation Model is evaluated utilizing a subset of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR data over the northern Arabian Sea during October 1988 through May 1989. Variations in aerosol optical depth and the ratio between AVHRR channels 1 and 2 are observed and correlated with synoptic data. SATVIS meteorological ranges are compared with those determined using the Navy Aerosol Model. Sources of error are discussed in light of recent observations of the vertical distribution of aerosols in the troposphere. A qualitative assessment of SATVIS as a Navy Tactical Decision Aid TDA is attempted.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE