Accession Number : AD0648521

Title :   DOUBLE BOLOMETER MEASUREMENTS OF THE EFFECTS OF ATMOSPHERIC RADIATORS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Kuhn,Peter M. ; Rogotzkie,Robert A. ; Menon,Velayudh K.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The feasibility and testing of an air-borne, double bolometer (radiometer) technique for deriving atmospheric water vapor profiles at modest cost is illustrated. To achieve these results with 'shelf' equipment, the radiative transfer equations are solved for the water vapor transmissivity at aircraft holding levels using observed upward irradiances as input data. The transfer solutions are obtained from computer programs developed specifically for this purpose. Results indicate an accuracy at least as good as that of the standard sounding electrical hygrometer but with measurements obtained at levels much higher than those at which hygrometer observations are possible. The implications for use on high-flying jet or special purpose aircraft or on rockets are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *BOLOMETERS), (*WATER VAPOR, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, AIRBORNE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED RADIATION, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, CALIBRATION, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, CLOUDS, AEROSOLS, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE