Accession Number : AD0776899

Title :   An Iterative Inversion of the Radiative Transfer Equation for Temperature Profiles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Duncan,Louis D.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An iterative technique is developed for determining atmospheric temperature profiles from measurements of the earth's outgoing radiance. The solution is nonlinear, thus allowing for meaningful physical and mathematical results and avoiding computational difficulties which often arise from linear approaches. An algorithm has been developed to increase the rate of convergence. When this algorithm is used, convergence is usually obtained in three iterations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric temperature, Radiative transfer, Iterations, Meteorological satellites

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE