Accession Number : AD0757622

Title :   Mesoscale Variation of Spectral Radiance near 15 Micrometers.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Duncan,Louis D. ; Richart,Barbara J.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : 61102-B-53-A1-T-061102-B-53-A-17ECOM5470(*atmospheres, infrared radiation), meteorological satellites, infrared detectors, radiometers, atmospheric temperature, correlation techniquesatmospheric radiation, remote sensingThe mesoscale variability of outgoing radiation at wavelengths corresponding to the Satellite Infrared Spectrometer (SIRS) channels, which are centered at 750, 734, 709, and 701/cm, has been investigated by using calculated radiances based upon measured temperature data. Temperature profiles measured from six radiosonde stations located on White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, were used with the radiative transfer equation to compute the radiances. Approximately 1750 temperature profiles obtained on 69 separate days were used in the study. The separation distance between pairs of stations varied from 10 to 157 km. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, INFRARED RADIATION), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, INFRARED DETECTORS, RADIOMETERS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE