Accession Number : ADA295544

Title :   Solar Irradiance Short Wave Radiation Users Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Martinolich, Paul ; Arnone, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA295544

Report Date : 19 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Solar irradiance for short wave radiation (400-700 nm) at the sea surface can be calculated using inputs obtained from satellite systems and model estimates. The short wave solar irradiance is important for estimating the surface heating that occurs in the near surface and estimating the available irradiance for biological growth in the upper ocean. The variability of the solar irradiance is believed to have significant influence on the global carbon cycle. This users guide provides an understanding of the models and operational procedures for using the software and understanding the results. (AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN SURFACE, *SOLAR RADIATION, DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, USER MANUALS, HIGH FREQUENCY, GLOBAL, AEROSOLS, CARBON, ESTIMATES, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, IMAGES, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, MARINE BIOLOGY, REFLECTANCE, SUBROUTINES, COMPUTER FILES, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, PIXELS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, OZONE LAYER, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, CLOUD COVER, SOLAR HEATING, SOLAR CYCLE, WATER VAPOR, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE