Seasat Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer: Results of the Gulf of Alaska Workshop

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Science  29 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4400, pp. 1415-1417
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4400.1415


The scanning multichannel microwave radiometer results for the Gulf of Alaska Seasat Experiment Workshop are quite encouraging, especially in view of the immaturity of the data-processing algorithms. For open ocean, rain-free cells of highest-quality surface truth wind determinations exhibit standard deviations of 3 meters per second about a bias of 1.5 meters per second. The sea-surface temperature shows a standard deviation of approximately 1.5°C about a bias of 3° to 5°C under a variety of changing meteorological conditions.