Accession Number : AD0783547
Title : The Application of the Nimbus 5 ESMR to Sea Surface Wind Determination.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 2 Apr 73-14 Apr 74,
Corporate Author : EARTH SATELLITE CORP WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Sabatini,Romeo R.
Report Date : MAY 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 86
Abstract : The study explores the relationship between the brightness temperatures (T sub B) measured by the Nimbus 5 Electrically Scanning Radiometer (ESMR) and sea surface winds. A relationship between wind and sea surface emissivity is empirically derived from analyses of wind and (T sub B) in the Mistral area of the Mediterranean Sea. As a result of solving the microwave radiation transfer equation for many model atmospheres and surface conditions, the effects of sea surface temperature, emissivity, and atmospheric water are combined into a simple equation which predicts sea surface winds from ESMR T sub B's. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Sea states, *Ocean surface, *Wind velocity, *Mediterranean Sea, Microwaves, Radiometers, Air water interactions, Meteorological satellites, Statistical analysis, Brightness
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE