Accession Number : AD0701404

Title :   SKY TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS PROGRAM AT 67 GHz.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 66-31 May 69,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pounds,Donnie Joe ; Cogdell ,John R.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A measurements program in atmospheric emission profiles is described. The goal of the research was to obtain accurate data toward remote probing of atmospheric temperature profiles. The theory underlying such measurements is presented and the design of the experiment is discussed. The equipment, procedures, and data analysis used in the proper methods are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the antenna properties. Selected data are tabulated in the report, along with simultaneous surface and sonde measurements. The data are discussed with regard to antenna effects, terrain effects, and miscellaneous meteorological effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, MEASUREMENT), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, MILLIMETER WAVES), BLACKBODY RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, LENS ANTENNAS, HORN ANTENNAS, RADIOMETERS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE