Accession Number : AD0734975

Title :   Harmonic Analysis of Satellite Sensed Temperatures along Latitudes of Both Hemispheres for the period 15 May to 28 July 1966.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Krall,John Jones

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The object of the study is to examine the climatology of NIMBUS II satellite-sensed window-channel equivalent blackbody temperatures for the period 15 May to 28 July 1966. Fourier analysis was applied to these temperatures at selected latitudes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The total variance, as well as the percentage contribution to variance by individual waves 1 through 8, along the selected latitudes is examined. In addition, correlation coefficients between adjacent key latitudes are computed and interpreted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, FOURIER ANALYSIS), HARMONIC ANALYSIS, POWER SPECTRA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, BLACKBODY RADIATION, CLIMATOLOGY, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE