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The effect of infrared sea surface temperature measurements on evaporation duct height estimation

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Authors
Frederickson, Paul A.
Davidson, Kenneth L.
Jones, F. Keith.
Subjects
Sea Surface Temperature, Evaporation Duct
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Date of Issue
1994-11
Date
1994-11
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
In September 1994 personnel from the Naval postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NavO) conducted an experiment off the coast of Mississippi to determine the accuracy of infrared sea surface temperature (SST) measurements made from a small boat1 and the effect of these measurements on estimating the evaporation duct height (z*). It was found that infrared SST measurements are highly accurate, agreeing closely with SST measurements made by other methods, and that a small relative error in the SST measurements can lead to large errors in z* estimates. However, it is difficult to predict the effect a given error in SST will have on the resulting z* estimate, due to the complex relationship between SST and z*
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Technical Report
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Department
Meteorology
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-MR-94-003
Sponsors
Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS
Funder
N6230694OB40001
Format
16 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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