Verification of the Incidence Angle Dependence within the Satellite Microwave Radiative Transfer Model, RadTb
Space borne microwave radiometers are important in remote sensing because they provide global measurements of key atmospheric and oceanic environmental parameters (e.g., water vapor, sea surface temperature, oceanic surface wind speed, etc.). However, these geophysical measurements do not come easily because the observed blackbody emissions are a complicated mixture of emissions (brightness temperatures) from the atmosphere and earth's surface. Further, these brightness temperatures depend upon the frequency of the microwave radiometers and the viewing geometry (incidence angle) at which these measurements are obtained. To aid in the interpretation of microwave radiometric observations, the theory of radiative transfer is used to develop math models known as radiative transfer models (RTM). One such RTM used by the Central Florida Remote Sensing Lab is known as RadTb. It is important to compare theoretical results with actual satellite radiometer measurements to validate the accuracy of the model; and it is the objective of this thesis to investigate the incidence angular dependence within RadTb.
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Jones, W. Linwood
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic; Radiative transfer -- Mathematical models
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Ekberg, Christopher, "Verification of the Incidence Angle Dependence within the Satellite Microwave Radiative Transfer Model, RadTb" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 428.