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Main Title Remote Estimation of the Surface Characteristics and Energy Balance over an Urban-Rural Area and the Effects of Surface Heat Flux on Plume Spread and Concentration.
Author Dicristofaro, D. C. ;
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Meteorology.;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number E81-10082 ;NASA-CR-163780; NAS5-24264 ;EPA-R-806048;
Stock Number N81-13435/5
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Diurnal variations ; Environmental monitoring ; Evapotranspiration ; Heat capacity mapping mission ; Kentucky ; Missouri ; Plumes ; Rural areas ; St louis-kansas city corridor (Mo) ; Surface temperature ; Tennessee ; Tennessee valley (Al-ky-tn) ; Thermal mapping ; Urban research ; Computer graphics ; Data processing ; Earth observations (From space) ; Earth resources program ; Histograms ; Spaceborne photography ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  N81-13435/5 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 122p
Abstract A one dimensional boundary layer model was used in conjunction with satellite derived infrared surface temperatures to deduce values of moisture availability, thermal inertia, heat and evaporative fluxes. The Penn State satellite image display system, a sophisticated image display facility, was used to remotely sense these various parameters for three cases: St. Louis, Missouri; the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Tennessee. The urban centers displayed the maximum daytime surface temperatures which correspond to the minimum values of moisture availability. The urban center of St. Louis and the bodies of water displayed the maximum nighttime surface temperatures which correspond to the maximum thermal inertia values. It is shown that moisture availability and thermal inertia are very much responsible for the formation of important temperature variations over the urban rural complex.
Supplementary Notes Original Contains Imagery. Original Imagery May Be Purchased from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, (Code 601), Greenbelt, MD. 20771. Domestic Users Send Orders to 'Attn: National Space Science Data Center'; Nondomestic Users Send Orders to 'Attn: World Data Center a for Rockets and Satellites'. Hcmm.
NTIS Title Notes M.S. Thesis.
Title Annotations +++St. Louis, Missouri, the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee.
PUB Date Free Form Nov 80
Category Codes 13B; 93
NTIS Prices PC A07/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323701188
Origin NTIS
Type CAT