Accession Number : AD0431181

Title :   SYNOPTIC ANALYSIS OF TIROS III RADIATION MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARACON GEOPHYSICS CO CONCORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Wexler,Raymond ; Sherr,Paul

Report Date : 31 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : TIROS III radiation measurements during July 1961 are analyzed with respect to radiometer deterioration, limb darkening, cloud cover determination, and comparisons with surface and 500 mb synoptic analyses. The patterns of Channel 2 (8-13 microns) equivalent temperature (T sub E) show excellent agreement with TIROS photographs and nephanalyses. They show better agreement with 500 mb than with surface analyses. Lowest T sub E values are generally downwind from a major 500 mb trough position. The short wave troughs are depicted by a characteristic crescent shaped T sub E pattern. Although the pattern generally shows little relation to summer fronts, there is occasionally an excellent fit with open waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, INFRARED RADIATION), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, RADIOMETERS, TEMPERATURE, DEGRADATION, MEASUREMENT, ALBEDO, TROPICAL REGIONS, TROPOSPHERE, SOLAR RADIATION, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, CLOUDS, CLOUD COVER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE