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IR temperatures of Mauna Loa caldera obtained with multispectral thermal imager
Author(s): Malcolm M. Pendergast; Byron Lance O'Steen; Robert J. Kurzeja
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Paper Abstract

A survey of surface temperatures of the Mauna Loa caldera during 7/14/00 and 7/15/00 was made by SRTC in conjunction with a MTI satellite image collection. The general variation of surface temperature appears quite predictable responding to solar heating. The analysis of detailed times series of temperature indicates systematic variations in temperature of 5 C corresponding to time scales of 3-5 minutes and space scales of 10-20 m. The average temperature patterns are consistent with those predicted by the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4480, Imaging Spectrometry VII, (17 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453351
Show Author Affiliations
Malcolm M. Pendergast, SMP Enterprises (United States)
Byron Lance O'Steen, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Kurzeja, 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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