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Diurnal and seasonal variation of structural element thermal signatures
Author(s): John O. Curtis; Salvador Rivera
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Paper Abstract

A statistical approach is taken to present and analyze large amounts of physical and radiometric temperature data for structural materials as well as weather data collected over a period of several years at sites in both the United States and Europe. Diurnal temperature curves are presented as a function of time-of-year, surface material type, and surface orientation. Empirical temperature prediction models for different surface types as a function of weather parameters are developed for a given set of data to demonstrate the utility of maintaining large temperature/weather data bases in support of first-principles thermal modeling.

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Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21828
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John O. Curtis, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (United States)
Salvador Rivera, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1311:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes
Milton J. Triplett; Wendell R. Watkins; Ferdinand H. Zegel, Editor(s)

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