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

, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp 263-271

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

  • B S GohilAffiliated withMeteorology Division, Space Applications Centre (ISRO)
  • , A K SharmaAffiliated withMeteorology Division, Space Applications Centre (ISRO)
  • , P C PandeyAffiliated withMeteorology Division, Space Applications Centre (ISRO)

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Atmospheric temperature profile statistical regression method tropics