Accession Number : ADA182417

Title :   Review of 183 GHz Moisture Profile Retrieval Studies.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Isaacs,R G

PDF Url : ADA182417

Report Date : 15 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A brief review of published studies of water vapor retrievals using th millimeter wave water vapor resonance at 183.31 GHz is presented. Both simulation and aircraft experimental studies are covered. Results are summarized based on meteorological, sensor system, and retrieval approach considerations. A number of problem areas are identified including those associated with uncertainties in millimeter wave optical properties of surfaces and gaseous absorption and the dielectric properties of liquid and solid water species, the potential effects of clouds and precipitation, and surface elevation effects.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE DETECTORS, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, *MILLIMETER WAVES, *WATER VAPOR, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, ELEVATION, GASES, LIQUIDS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SIMULATION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, WATER, CLOUDS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, AIRBORNE, RADIATION ABSORPTION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ICE

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE