Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences

, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp 263–271

Atmospheric temperature profile for a tropical region from TIROS-N microwave sounding unit


  • B S Gohil
    • Meteorology DivisionSpace Applications Centre (ISRO)
  • A K Sharma
    • Meteorology DivisionSpace Applications Centre (ISRO)
  • P C Pandey
    • Meteorology DivisionSpace Applications Centre (ISRO)

DOI: 10.1007/BF03029207

Cite this article as:
Gohil, B.S., Sharma, A.K. & Pandey, P.C. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) (1981) 90: 263. doi:10.1007/BF03029207


Atmospheric temperature profiles have been derived using 53·74 GHz, 54·96 GHz and 57·95 GHz channels data from the Microwave Sounding Unit onboard TIROS-N. For this purpose regression coefficients have been derived using MONEX-79 radiosonde data during the period May to July 1979. The temperature profiles derived at a few selected places were closer to radiosonde profiles than the profiles derived using standard regression coefficients for the tropical region supplied by NOAA.


Atmospheric temperature profilestatistical regression methodtropics
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