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Sea surface temperature over Tropical Indian Ocean from TRMM

Albert, Andreas (2000) Sea surface temperature over Tropical Indian Ocean from TRMM. In: Proceedings of the PORSEC 2000, Goa/India, Vol I, pp. 149-154. PORSEC 2000, Goa/India, 4.-8.12.2000.

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Abstract

Accurate measurements of Sea Surface temperature (SST), are important for a variety of studies such as air-sea fluxes, moisture flux and also for convection over the Ocean. In the present study, we use SST retrieved from the Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) onboard the recently launched Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM), based on a simulation model including absorption by atmospheric gases and aerosols. The split window technique is used. Further investigations on the water vapour continuum are made to get better results in the tropical and subtropical regions. The SST retrived from TRMM is validated with data from about 93 moored buoys and drifting buoys in the the Gulf of Mexico region. The SST's retrieved from both day time and night time passes correlate well with the insitu measurements. Further an interpolation method was developed to fill the cloudy pixels over the Indian Ocean. The SST retrieved were compared with the Reynolds SST as well as with the Climatological SST (from the Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set) and the results are presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001,
Title:Sea surface temperature over Tropical Indian Ocean from TRMM
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Albert, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Date:2000
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the PORSEC 2000, Goa/India
Volume:Vol I
Page Range:pp. 149-154
Status:Published
Keywords:Sea Surface Temperature (SST), SST Retrieval, Interpolation, TRMM, Climatology, Remote Sensing
Event Title:PORSEC 2000, Goa/India, 4.-8.12.2000
Organizer:National Institute of Oceanography, Goa/India
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: Cornelia Roehl
Deposited On:16 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:01

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