Development of a multi-frequency microwave radiometer for the measurement of atmospheric water vapor and temperature profiles

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Title:
Development of a multi-frequency microwave radiometer for the measurement of atmospheric water vapor and temperature profiles
Author:
Wassenberg, Chris Alan, 1959-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The development of a system capable of continuously monitoring atmospheric brightness temperatures at H₂O and O₂ absorption/emission windows is discussed. Designed for remote (unattended) operation, the system employs radiometric technology and operates at microwave frequencies, thereby achieving essentially all-weather operation. The design, construction and calibration of the radiometer system are described. In addition, some of the physics and mathematics on which the theory of atmospheric radiative transfer is based is presented. Examples of measurements made during the system's first operational performance study is presented along with preliminary calibration calculations. Future work required to refine the measurement and calibration techniques is discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.; Physics, Atmospheric Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reagan, John A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a multi-frequency microwave radiometer for the measurement of atmospheric water vapor and temperature profilesen_US
dc.creatorWassenberg, Chris Alan, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWassenberg, Chris Alan, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe development of a system capable of continuously monitoring atmospheric brightness temperatures at H₂O and O₂ absorption/emission windows is discussed. Designed for remote (unattended) operation, the system employs radiometric technology and operates at microwave frequencies, thereby achieving essentially all-weather operation. The design, construction and calibration of the radiometer system are described. In addition, some of the physics and mathematics on which the theory of atmospheric radiative transfer is based is presented. Examples of measurements made during the system's first operational performance study is presented along with preliminary calibration calculations. Future work required to refine the measurement and calibration techniques is discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Atmospheric Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReagan, John A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339908en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26233861en_US
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