Accession Number:

ADA265758

Title:

Sea Surface Temperature Estimation from the DMSP Operational Linescan System Using a SSM/I-Derived Water Vapor Correction

Descriptive Note:

Final journal article,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric correction algorithms for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DMSP Operational Linescan System OLS single channel infrared IR estimation of sea surface temperature SST have been derived based on Special Sensor MicrowaveImager SSMI water vapor WV content retrievals. It is demonstrated that the OLS single IR channel atmospheric correction can be correlated to WV and that the SSM-derived correction algorithms provide significant improvement over uncorrected single IR channel SST estimation. Best results are obtained from a correction algorithm that incorporates a quadratic WV term. Use of the quadratic SSM1-derived WV correction on properly cloud screened OLS IR data produces SST retrievals accurate to within 1.0-C RMS when compared to moored buoy in situ SST measurements.... Remote sensing, Satellite sea surface temperature, Thermodynamic ocean models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE