Accession Number:

ADA289045

Title:

The Effect of Infrared Sea Surface Temperature Measurements on Evaporatlon Duct Height Estimation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Report Date:

1994-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

In September 1994 personnel from the Naval postgraduate School NPS and the Naval Oceanographic Office NavO conducted an experiment off the coast of Mississippi to determine the accuracy of infrared sea surface temperature SST measurements made from a small boat1 and the effect of these measurements on estimating the evaporation duct height z. It was found that infrared SST measurements are highly accurate, agreeing closely with SST measurements made by other methods, and that a small relative error in the SST measurements can lead to large errors in z estimates. However, it is difficult to predict the effect a given error in SST will have on the resulting z estimate, due to the complex relationship between SST and z.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE