NOAA Technical Memorandum NESS.

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Page 68 - Satellite Infrared Soundings From NOAA Spacecraft," NOAA Technical Report NESS 65, National Environmental Satellite Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce, Washington, DC , Sept.
Page 68 - McMillin, LM, Wark, DQ, Siomkajlo, JM, Abel, PG, Werbowetzki, A., Lauritson, LA, Pritchard, JA, Crosby, DS, Woolf, HM, Luebbe, RC, Weinreb, MP, Fleming, HE, Bittner, FE, and Hayden, CM , "Satellite Infrared Soundings From NOAA Spacecraft...
Page 1 - Surface temperature retrievals are derived by statistical analysis and quality control techniques applied to instrument measurements within roughly 100 km square areas. Retrieval temperatures are corrected for the effects of atmospheric attenuation by using time coincident measurements derived from a Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR) . The basic product obtained from the model is a daily set of 5,000 to 7,000 observations of sea surface temperature over the oceans of both hemispheres....
Page 1 - ... has produced a high level of dependability for product delivery. During the period July 1974 - June 1975 an operational success rate of 97% was maintained. During that period 1.861.183 observations were produced with a global daily mean difference from ship reports ranging from -.92C to +.39C. Procedures used to obtain sea surface temperatures are constantly being improved as advances are made in retrieval, atmospheric attenuation, and quality control techniques. A major improvement in the...
Page 17 - ... retrieve a mean. Secondly, since a single calculation of the mean from a slightly non-Gaussian histogram could be in error, repeated calculations of the mean are made from all possible combinations, taken three at a time, from the classes constituting the warm side of the histogram. These estimates are distributed into a second histogram called the Mean Estimate Histogram (MEH) . The uncontaminated mean of the data histogram is then calculated from the MEH by finding the mean value of all mean...
Page 50 - ... assess the quality of the field. Table II is one such study for a representative day in March 1975 of a geographical analysis of the difference between ships and the sea surface temperature field. The southern hemisphere has only two divisions due to the lack of conventional reports from this area. The area (3) which shows the highest scatter (standard deviation of 2.7C), contains most of the Gulf Stream. This high degree of scatter was expected since the criteria of a global model necessitated...
Page 1 - ... techniques applied to instrument measurements within roughly 100 km square areas. Retrieval temperatures are corrected for the effects of atmospheric attenuation by using time coincident measurements derived from a Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR) . The basic product obtained from the model is a daily set of 5,000 to 7,000 observations of sea surface temperature over the oceans of both hemispheres. The GOSSTCOMP procedure has produced a high level of dependability for product delivery....

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