Accession Number : AD0736529

Title :   Calculation of Levels of Relative Contribution of the Carbon-Dioxide Channel Radiance from TIROS VII in the Case of a Large-Scale Stratospheric Warming in January 1964.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Giauque,Larry Lee

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A case study of a winter stratospheric warming in the western hemisphere in January 1964 between 60 degrees and 40 degrees north latitudes was conducted. Utilizing TIROS VII radiance data and analyzed height fields, a stepwise regression equation was determined to specify lower stratospheric layer temperatures. These temperatures were used with standard atmospheric temperatures to construct a sounding for use in a radiance computer program. Finally, this computed radiance was compared to regression values to determine if prediction and study of stratospheric warmings are valid and useful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, STRATOSPHERE), (*STRATOSPHERE, HEATING), THERMAL RADIATION, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CARBON DIOXIDE, INFRARED SPECTRA, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE