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dc.contributor.advisorNystuen, Jeffrey A.
dc.contributor.advisorGoroch, Andreas K.
dc.contributor.authorLilly, James E.
dc.dateSeptember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:54:04Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:54:04Z
dc.date.issued1989-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/25794
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractWind speed data is routinely acquired at the FLEET NUMERICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTER (FNOC) in near real time from the SPECIAL SENSOR MICROWAVE/IMAGER (SSM/I), on board the DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM (DMSP) satellite and the RADAR ALTIMETER on board the GEOSAT satellite. A correlation study is made of the SSM/I and ALTIMETER wind speed data using five data sets from areas where the DMSP satellite had crossed within 1.1 hours of the GEOSAT satellite. Regions of ocean where the atmosphere was free of cloud water and precipitation have a high correlation of approximately 0.995, while areas with precipitation and cloud water have very poor correlation. Areas of high water vapor content do not appear to adversely affect the high correlation between the SSM/I and ALTIMETER measured wind speeds.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/correlationstudy00lill
dc.format.extent73 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleA correlation study of wind speed as measured by the Special Sensor Microwave Imager and the Geosat Altimeter.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorSSM/Ien_US
dc.subject.authorGEOSATen_US
dc.subject.authorremote sensingen_US
dc.subject.authorwind speeden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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