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Space-based sensing of atmospheric conditions over data-void regions
Author(s): Jan L. Behunek; Thomas H. Vonder Haar
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Paper Abstract

Multispectral satellite data from frequencies in the visible, infrared, and microwave regions have been applied to the analysis of atmospheric conditions where no in situ data were available on the earth's surface or aloft. Atmospheric quantities diagnosed were surface temperature, surface and upper air wind, visibility, solar insolation and precipitation, and cloud cover descriptors such as percent coverage, cloud-free locations, and cloud base height. Available in situ data adjacent to the data void area were used to calibrate the satellite-derived analysis. The success of the technique was verified by application to cases where a data void was created by withholding in situ data over part of an area, and then comparing the satellite analysis with that based on the withheld data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44521
Show Author Affiliations
Jan L. Behunek, METSAT, Inc. (United States)
Thomas H. Vonder Haar, METSAT, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1479:
Surveillance Technologies
Sankaran Gowrinathan; Raymond J. Mataloni; Stanley J. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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