Accession Number : ADA218273


Title :   Applications of Microwave Radiometric Measurements to Infer Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Strength


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Rhudy, Don K.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA218273


Report Date : 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : Microwave radiometric data from the DMSP Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) are available in the form of Environmental Data Records (EDR's) and Sensor Data Records (SDR's). The EDR's provide meteorological parameters such as rain rates and surface wind speeds over the oceans, while the SDR's provide the measured brightness temperatures (TB's). In this study, the EDR's were used to compute latent heat released (LHR) in tropical cyclones. The TB's at 85 GHz were used to diagnose the current intensity of the tropical cyclone.


Descriptors :   *TROPICAL CYCLONES , *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , *MICROWAVE BEAMS , *RADIOMETERS , *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , RATES , MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT , BRIGHTNESS , RAINFALL INTENSITY , LATENT HEAT , IMAGES , WIND VELOCITY , OCEANS , RECORDS , INTENSITY , DETECTORS , ENVIRONMENTS , TEMPERATURE , GROUND LEVEL , MEASUREMENT


Subject Categories : METEOROLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE