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17 January 2002 Comparison of MTI satellite-derived surface water temperatures and in-situ measurements
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Temperatures of the water surface of a cold, mid-latitude lake and the tropical Pacific Ocean were determined from MTI images and from in situ concurrent measurements. In situ measurements were obtained at the time of the MTI image with a floating, anchored platform, which measured the surface and bulk water temperatures and relevant meteorological variables, and also from a boat moving across the target area. Atmospheric profiles were obtained from concurrent radiosonde soundings. Radiances at the satellite were calculated with the Modtran radiative transfer model. The MTI infrared radiances were within 1% of the calculated values at the Pacific Ocean site but were 1-2% different over the mid-latitude lake.
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Robert J. Kurzeja, Malcolm M. Pendergast, Eliel Villa-Aleman, and Alfred J. Garrett "Comparison of MTI satellite-derived surface water temperatures and in-situ measurements", Proc. SPIE 4480, Imaging Spectrometry VII, (17 January 2002);

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