Accession Number : AD0748624

Title :   Potential Impact of Satellite Data on Sea Surface Temperature Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wilkerson,John C. ; Noble,Vincent E.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The sea surface temperature field of a 10 x 20 degree area of the North Atlantic is constructed from synoptic temperatures of the ocean surface obtained from High Resolution Infrared Radiometer (HRIR) data from NIMBUS II meteorological satellite. The computer analysis of these satellite data is compared with the computer analysis of three and one half days of conventional ship data produced for the same time period by the Fleet Numerical Weather Central (FNWC), Monterey, California, with a manual analysis of the same ship data prepared by the Fleet Weather Central, Norfolk, Virginia, and with an experimental numerical analysis done by NAVOCEANO. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, INFRARED DETECTORS), (*ATLANTIC OCEAN, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, CALIBRATION, GULF STREAM

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE