Accession Number : ADP002042

Title :   Development of the TIROS-N Data Processing System for Vertical Soundings,

Corporate Author : METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE CENTER TOKYO (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Aoki,T. ; Nakajima,S. ; Kato,K.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC), the vertical sounding of temperature, moisture and other atmospheric parameters from TIROS-N satellite series is now operational beginning from January 1981. The products from the vertical sounding system involve the vertical temperature profile, vertical percipitable water profile, total ozone amount, sea or ground surface temperature, cloud top height, cloud emissivity and cloud amount. This article briefly summarizes the theoretical background of the data processing system of MSC for the retrieval of these atmospheric parameters. The accuracies of some of these products are also described.

Descriptors :   *Remote systems, *Meteorological data, Meteorological satellites, Data processing, Atmospheric sounding, Vertical orientation, Atmosphere models

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE