The Character Of Skin And Subsurface Sea Surface Temperature
Sea-surface temperature (SST) has an important influence on the exchange of heat, momentum, moisture and gas between the atmosphere and the ocean. Satellite sensors are well suited to measuring SST providing regular sampling at high spatial and radiometric resolution and a unique synoptic perspective. Technological advances and innovative design have resulted in new satellite instruments (e.g. the Along- Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), 1he TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), Microwave Imager (TMl) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) that have better accuracy and improved capabilities over their predecessors.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: WCRP/SCOR Workshop on Ontercomparison and Validation of Ocean-Atmosphere Flux Fields. Organised by: NOAA/OGP, NSF, NASA, CNRS, CNES, EUMETSAT and NATO. Held in: Washington DC (US), 21-24 May, 2001
Record Number: 200013622 / Last updated on: 2001-07-30
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