Accession Number : ADA299745

Title :   Statistics for the Global Applicability of Retrieval Algorithms for Geophysical Parameters using the SSM/I.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Polander, John F.

PDF Url : ADA299745

Report Date : 10 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Brightness temperatures (TB), measured by the SSM/I(Special Sensor Microwave Imager) at 85.5 GHz (vertical and horizontal polarization) during August - November 1987 and January - March 1993, are examined over the Earth's oceans between 60 N and 60 S.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *OCEAN SURFACE, *ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, *MARINE ATMOSPHERES, POLARIZATION, PARAMETERS, THESES, RADIATIVE TRANSFER, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, SENSITIVITY, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, BRIGHTNESS, RELIABILITY, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, REMOTE DETECTORS, CLIMATE, WIND VELOCITY, RADIOMETERS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, MARINE METEOROLOGY, CLOUD PHYSICS, WATER VAPOR, SEA ICE, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), MARINE GEOPHYSICS, MONSOONS, SUBTROPICAL REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE