Accession Number : ADA118736

Title :   Comparison of Multichannel and Two-Satellite Methods for Remote Measurement of Sea Surface Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Final technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Holyer,Ron ; Hawkins,Jeff

PDF Url : ADA118736

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Atmospheric correction of IR satellite data for retrieval of sea surface temperatures (SST) by means of differential absorption can take on two forms. The most popular method utilizes changes in the spectral transmittance of the atmosphere between two or more IR channels (multichannel). The second form employs path length differences in the same spectral band using two satellites. The multichannel and two satellite approaches are applied to coincident imagery and in situ data and compared.

Descriptors :   *Infrared radiation, *Radiation attenuation, Ocean surface, Temperature, Measurement, Remote detectors, Artificial satellites, Troposphere, Aerosols, Radiative transfer, Compensation

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE