Accession Number : AD0736581

Title :   Transfer of Thermal Microwaves in the Atmosphere. Volume I,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Paris,Jack F.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 293

Abstract : The primary emphasis in this investigation has been to investigate the propagation of microwave radiation in the atmosphere. The ultimate goal of this study is to determine the feasibility of utilizing microwave radiometric systems on spacecraft for use in making meaningful meteorological observations. The author has made a thorough, theoretical study of atmospheric absorption and scattering by liquid hydrometeors. This report, Volume I, contains the basic theory and a brief summary of the results.

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, MEASUREMENT), (*THERMAL RADIATION, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY), ABSORPTION SPECTRA, RAIN, CLOUDS, SEA WATER, WATER VAPOR, OXYGEN, SCATTERING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE