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dc.contributor.advisorMartin, F.L.
dc.contributor.authorDyck, Harry Milton
dc.dateMarch 1975
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:27:03Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:27:03Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/21086
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAn iterative technique for the retrieval of temperatures at each of 100 levels ranging from 1000 mb to 0.01 mb is evaluated. Clear-column radiance data in the carbon dioxide channels of the VTPR of NOAA 2 are used in inverting the radiative transfer equations to deduce the T(P) profile. The retrieval technique includes the computation of atmospheric transmittances due to three atmospheric absorber masses (carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ozone) and non-homogeneous temperature-pressure effects along the vertical. The program also corrects these transmittances for zenith path differences between the satellite and the retrieval site when the site is not directly below the sensor. A normalized wave number, close to 700 cm , but decreasing with decreasing values of pressure, was used in solving the Planck function for temperature, level-by-level. The retrieved temperatures were then compared with matching radiosondes at 15 key atmospheric levels and the resulting errors analyzed on a globally averaged and latitude band basis at each of the 15 levels.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/testevaluationof00dyck
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, U.S. Code , section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleTest and evaluation of a VTPR retrieval system from clear-column NOAA 2 radiances.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate school
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorClear columnen_US
dc.subject.authorRadianceen_US
dc.subject.authorSatelliteen_US
dc.subject.authorTransmittanceen_US
dc.subject.authorVTPRen_US
dc.subject.authorTemperature Retrievalen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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