Accession Number : AD0725484

Title :   An Experimental Method of Determining Ballistic Densities Making Direct Use of SIRS Radiances.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 70-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Elsberry,Russell L. ; Martin,Frank L.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A technique for calculating ballistic density from Satellite Infrared Spectrometer (SIRS) radiance data is described. A model experiment in which radiance values are calculated from the temperature sounding is used to verify the technique. In a second experiment real-time SIRS radiances were used with synoptic and geographically-consistent soundings for evaluation of the ballistic density. For the limited data sample tested, the technique of computing ballistic densities from satellite radiances is capable of matching those computed from conventional radiosondes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SPECTROMETERS), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, INFRARED EQUIPMENT), INFRARED RADIATION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, BALLISTICS, CORIOLIS EFFECT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE