Accession Number:

ADA625620

Title:

Estimation of Vertical Distributions of Water Vapor from Spaceborne Observations of Scattered Sunlight

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The scientific aims of this project are to investigate, develop and apply methods based solidly on scattering physics and inverse theory to estimate vertical distributions of water vapor properties from hyperspectral observations of scattered sunlight. We seek especially to advance methods for the lower troposphere, where water vapor and aerosols are concentrated and affect naval systems strongly. We are presently working on a method applicable over the sea surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE