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dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, David J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:32:56Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:32:56Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28385
dc.description.abstractSatellite derived images of surface relative humidity and boundary layer height are generated from AVHRR data collected in a coastal region during the Variability of Coastal Atmospheric Refractivity (VOCAR) IOP (24 August - 03 September 1993) for comparison with in-situ data. The technique, proposed by Kren (1987) and verified by Smolinski (1988) uses channels 1, 4, and 5 via the relationship between radiative extinction and relative humidity. The input variables measured are sea surface temperature, and total atmospheric water vapor, from the split-window technique in addition to aerosol optical depth, inferred from Channel 1 radiance. The assumption of total atmospheric water vapor confined to the MABL is relaxed. Satellite-derived boundary layer heights are brought into agreement with radiosonde measurements by varying the amount of water vapor confined to the MABL. Agreement between satellite and radiosonde measured heights and slopes is good. Spatial and temporal variability of refractive conditions over the region is large. The method appears capable of tracking the bottom of a trapping layer, associated with the inversion at the top of the MABL, inferred from radiosonde measurements. Comparison with the IR Duct Technique, an empirical method which applies to cloudy areas, shows promise for integration with this technique for clear areas. Remote sensing, Coastal meteorology, AVHRR, Marine atmospheric boundary layer, Refractivityen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/multispectralnoa1094528385
dc.format.extent106 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleMultispectral NOAA Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL) estimates during VOCARen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDavidson, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Oceanography
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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