Vol. 8, issue 12, article # 14

pdf Afonin S. V., Belov V. V., Makushkina I. Yu. Simulation of upwelling thermal radiation scattered by aerosol allowing for surface tepmerature inhomogeneities. II. Large-scale gradients. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1995. V. 8. No. 12. P. 1013.
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Results of simulation of thermal radiation scattered by the aerosol in the 3.7 and 10.8 mm spectral channels have been analyzed taking into account large-scale gradients of surface temperature under various optical-geometric conditions of observation. The situations have been identified in which the contribution from the gradients to the radiative temperature exceeds 0.5°. A conclusion has been drawn that the temperature inhomogeneites may be ignored when remote measurements in the 10.8 mm channel are corrected for the atmospheric contribution. The effect of the atmosphere on the quality of the ocean surface temperature data obtained from the NOAA satellites has been estimated.