Accession Number : AD0742921

Title :   Regression Relationships between Satellite Infrared Radiance and Tropospheric Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hepner,Bruce William

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Global temperatures are obtained using a linear least squares regression method with satellite radiation measurements, particularly those obtained from the SIRS-B aboard the NIMBUS IV satellite. Regression equations relating temperature to spectral radiance observations are employed. The regression equations were then applied to independent observations to determine the feasibility of temperature determinations over sparse data regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS), TROPOSPHERE, RADIOMETERS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, THERMAL RADIATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE