Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature in the 3.7 µm CO2 Band
Because the atmosphere is not completely transparent, even in the least absorbing regions of the terrestrial spectrum, the outgoing spectral radiance observed from space will be influenced not only by the sea surface, but also by the composition and thermal structure of the atmosphere. The observed radiance will be further modified by the presence of hazes and clouds and by scattered solar radiation. It is therefore necessary to take all of these factors into account if accurate and reliable sea surface temperatures are to be obtained.
KeywordsRemote Sensing Cloudy Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Profile Water Vapor Effect Water Vapor Absorption Line
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