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|Main Title||Mapping of Sea Surface Temperature by the DMSP Satellite.|
|Author||Cogan, James L. ; Willand., James H. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research and Technology Inc Concord Mass;Environmental Prediction Research Facility (Navy), Monterey, Calif.|
|Report Number||ERT-1065-F; W3713 ;EPRF-66856; EPRF-7-75(ERT);|
|Stock Number||AD-A014 427/9|
|Additional Subjects||Ocean surface ; Surface temperature ; Sea water ; Temperature ; Infrared radiation ; Mapping ; Scientific satellites ; Maps ; Sea states ; Radiative transfer ; Algorithms ; Clouds ; DMSP satellites ; Remote sensing ; Atmospheric attenuation|
Sea surface temperature (T2) may be inferred from Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite measurements of infrared radiances in atmospheric windows if errors in instrumentation, data processing, and satellite orientation are properly accounted for. Even in the absence of clouds, the slight opacity of the atmosphere in the windows causes the temperature 'seen' by the satellite to be lower than that measured by ships or aircraft. Clouds produce the same effect, but generally of a greater magnitude.