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Optical Engineering

Meteorological Infrared Instruments for Satellites
Author(s): I. L. Goldberg
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Paper Abstract

The study of meteorology deals with measurements of such parameters as pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, cloud cover, cloud altitude, and precipitation. Until the advent of weather satellites adequate coverage on a global basis was not feasible. However, since the satellite moves in an orbit which is outside the atmosphere, spacecraft measurements of meteorological parameters must be limited to those that can be sensed by electro-magnetic radiation. In some cases as we shall see later, it is possible to infer some meteorological parameters by indirect methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1970
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 9(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7971584
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 9, Issue 1
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I. L. Goldberg, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)

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