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Unformatted text preview: receives radiances from these specific wavelength infrared emitted by sea surface, we can use Plank function: (where 2 16 1 10 74 . 3 m W c and K m c 2 2 10 45 . 1 ) to infer sea surface temperature. Actually, since atmosphere and clouds can affect the radiances of sea surface which are received by radiometer, to make the inferred SST close to real SST, we need to eliminate the atmospheric and clouds effect. There are many empirical methods to eliminate these effects. For example, Miami Pathfinder SST (MPFSST) algorithm (O. B. Brown and P. J. Minnett , MODIS Infrared Sea Surface Temperature Algorithm, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, Version 2.0, With contributions from: R. Evans, E. Kearns, K. Kilpatrick, A. Kumar, R. Sikorski & A. Závody, April 30, 1999 )....
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- Summer '08
- Oceanography, Sea surface temperature, Gulf Stream, sea surface, MODIS Infrared Sea