Remote sensing of atmospheric water content from Bhaskara SAMIR data‡

Gohil, B. S. ; Hariharan, T. A. ; Pandey, P. C. ; Sharma, A. K. (1982) Remote sensing of atmospheric water content from Bhaskara SAMIR data‡ International Journal of Remote Sensing, 3 (3). pp. 235-241. ISSN 0143-1161

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The 19-35 GHz and 22-235 GHz passive microwave radiometers (SAMIR) on board the Indian satellite Bhaskara have provided very useful data. From these data has been demonstrated the feasibility of deriving atmospheric and ocean surface parameters such as water vapour content, liquid water content, rainfall rate and ocean surface winds. Different approaches have been tried for deriving the atmospheric water content. The statistical and empirical methods have been used by others for the analysis of the Nimbus data. A simulation technique has been attempted for the first time for 19 35 GHz and 22-235 GHz radiometer data. The results obtained from three different methods are compared with radiosonde data. A case study of a tropical depression has been undertaken to demonstrate the capability of Bhaskara SAMIR data to show the variation of total water vapour and liquid water contents.

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