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Determination of the spatial variability of temperature and moisture near a tropical Pacific island with MTI satellite images
Author(s): Robert J. Kurzeja; Byron Lance O'Steen; Malcolm M. Pendergast
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Paper Abstract

The Tropical Pacific Island of Nauru is a US DOE ARM observation site that monitors tropical climate and atmospheric radiation. This observation site is ideal for validating MTI images because of the extensive deployment of continuously operating instruments. MTI images are also useful in assessing the effect of the island on the ocean climate and on the ARM data. An MTI image has been used to determine the spatial distribution of water vapor and sea-surface temperature near the island. The results are compared with a three-dimensional numerical model simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4480, Imaging Spectrometry VII, (17 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453353
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Kurzeja, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Byron Lance O'Steen, Savannah River Technology Ctr. (United States)
Malcolm M. Pendergast, SMP Enterprises (United States)

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

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