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Aimed at scientists using satellite microwave radiometry to study remote sensing of the heat and dynamic interaction between ocean and atmosphere, this text is a fully revised and expanded edition of the authors' 2004 monograph Intercorrelation between Natural Microwave Radiation of the Ocean-Atmosphere System and its Boundary Heat and Dynamic Interaction, previously published only in Russian.
The book describes different approaches to the analysis of heat and dynamic processes in the ocean-atmosphere interface with satellite passive radiometric observations of microwaves. It examines the feasibility of determining synoptic, seasonal and year-to-year variations of sensible, latent heat and momentum fluxes to a useful accuracy using the DMSP SSM/I data directly from the measured brightness temperatures.
In addition, the text considers the parameters of the ocean surface and the near surface atmosphere as they relate to the processes of the ocean-atmosphere heat and dynamic interaction. These processes can be analyzed from satellites using a variety of methods, including comparison of data of synchronous satellite passive microwave radiometric and direct oceanographic and meteorological measurements, and the modeling of their variations and analysis of interrelations at different time scales.
Chapter One. Parameters Accessible for the Satellite Microwave Radiometric Means and their Relations with the Ocean-Atmosphere Heat and Dynamic Interaction.- Chapter Two. Modeling of the SOA MCW and IR Characteristics and their Relations with the Air-Sea-Heat Interaction.- Chapter Three. Interconnection between the Brightness Temperature and an Intensity of the Heat Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction: Experimental Results.- Chapter Four. Results Studies of Heat and Dynamic Air-Sea Interaction with Passive Microwave Radiometric Methods at the Seasonal and Climatic Time Scales.- Chapter Five. Effectiveness of the Satellite MCW Radiometric Means of Studing the Air-Sea Interaction.- Appendix. Radiophysical Key Terms and Abbreviations.