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Comparison of MTI satellite-derived surface water temperatures and in-situ measurements
Author(s): Robert J. Kurzeja; Malcolm M. Pendergast; Eliel Villa-Aleman; Alfred J. Garrett
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Paper Abstract

Temperatures of the water surface of a cold, mid-latitude lake and the tropical Pacific Ocean were determined from MTI images and from in situ concurrent measurements. In situ measurements were obtained at the time of the MTI image with a floating, anchored platform, which measured the surface and bulk water temperatures and relevant meteorological variables, and also from a boat moving across the target area. Atmospheric profiles were obtained from concurrent radiosonde soundings. Radiances at the satellite were calculated with the Modtran radiative transfer model. The MTI infrared radiances were within 1% of the calculated values at the Pacific Ocean site but were 1-2% different over the mid-latitude lake.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4480, Imaging Spectrometry VII, (17 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453350
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Kurzeja, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Malcolm M. Pendergast, SMP Enterprises (United States)
Eliel Villa-Aleman, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Alfred J. Garrett, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4480:
Imaging Spectrometry VII
Michael R. Descour; Sylvia S. Shen, Editor(s)

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