Accession Number : AD0736538

Title :   Statistical Results Concerning the Radiometric Temperature Changes Sensed by Nimbus II MRIR in the Vicinity of the Subtropical Jet.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Knostman,Paul Brayton

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Radiances obtained from the 11-micrometer window channel by MRIR scanning radiometer of NIMBUS II were investigated in order to determine areas of time change of T(2), which may be related to effective cloud top level of the five-day mean cloud state. A statistical model was developed that is useful in obtaining a valid specification for effective cloud top change, using a stepwise regression program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, STATISTICAL DATA), (*JET STREAMS, THERMAL RADIATION), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INFRARED DETECTORS, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE