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Atmospheric water distribution in cyclones as seen with Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometers (SMMR)Passive microwave measurements are used to study the distribution of atmospheric water in midlatitude cyclones. The integrated water vapor, integrated liquid water, and rainfall rate are deduced from the brightness temperatures at microwave frequencies measured by the Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMRR) flown on both the Seasat and Nimbus 7 satellites. The practical application of locating fronts by the cyclone moisture pattern over oceans is shown, and the relationship between the quantity of coastal rainfall and atmospheric water content is explored.
Document ID
19850035336
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Katsaros, K. B. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Mcmurdie, L. A. (Washington, University Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Meeting Information
1983 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS ''83)(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NOAA-NA-81SAC00756
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-26262
CONTRACT_GRANT: NOAA-NA-78SAC04102
Distribution Limits
Public
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