Accession Number : AD0741188

Title :   The Remote Sensing of Surface Radiative Temperature over Barbados.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Garnier,Benjamin J.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The remote sensing of surface radiative temperature over Barbados was undertaken using a PRT-5 attached to a light aircraft. Traverses across the centre of the island, over the rugged east coast area, and the urban area of Bridgetown were undertaken at different times of day and night in the last week of June and the first week of December, 1969. These traverses show that surface variations in long-wave radiation emission lie within plus or minus 5% of the observations over grass at a representative site. The quick response of the surface to sunset and sunrise was noticeable, as was the rapid early heating of east-facing slopes. Surface variations were negligible at night, when the island's surface temperatures were a few degrees below sea temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TROPICAL REGIONS, THERMAL RADIATION), INFRARED DETECTORS, CLIMATE, BLACKBODY RADIATION, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE