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Main Title Thermasonde Data Processing Techniques.
Author Moun, W. D. ; Anwa, A. C. ; Fo, B. R. ; Malo, C. M. ; Wic, C. V. ;
CORP Author Sperry Rand Research Center, Sudbury, Mass.
Year Published 1972
Report Number SRRC-CR-72-5; EPA-71-26; R3-72-022;
Stock Number PB-214 184
Additional Subjects ( Radiometers ; Data processing) ; ( Atmospheric sounding ; Temperature measurement) ; Remote sensing ; Temperature inversions ; Air pollution ; Statistical analysis ; Antenna radiation patterns ; Computerized simulation ; Atmospheric temperature ; Radiometric thermasondes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 184 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 114p
A study was conducted in which three data processing techniques developed under the previous contract were refined and tested on a small sample of simulated and observed radiometric data. The results were compared and the input data and computer and manpower requirements for operational use of each technique were assessed. The report is organized as follows: Section 2 is devoted to the simulation discrepancy. Participation in the various field experiments is described, and the significant results leading to establishment of the discrepancy are presented. The present state of the art for the simulating the observed antenna temperatures and the impact of this capability upon system performance is discussed. Section 3 describes the data processing techniques. Specific work preformed in developing each technique is discussed, results are presented, and hardware and software requirements to implement each technique are indicated. Section 4 discusses the effects of a non-ideal antenna pattern, with a detailed description of a method of formulating the analysis of these effects. Section 5 contains the conclusions derived from this work and their implications. (Author)