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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.

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Authors: DONLON C.J, EC-JRC, Space Applications Institute, Ispra (IT);MINNETT P.J, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Division, RSMAS, University of Miami (US);BARTON I.J, CSIRO Marine Research, Tasmania (AU);NIGHTINGALE T.J, Space Science and Technology Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxon (UK);GENTEMANN C, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa (US)
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
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