Comment on ‘effect of surface wind speed and sensor view zenith angle dependence of emissivity on SST retrieval from thermal infrared data: ATSR’

P. D. Watts, A. M. Zavody, C. T. Mutlow, I. J. Barton, P. J. Minnett, D. T. Llewellyn-Jones

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Singh, in a recent paper, attempts to describe the effect of sea surface emissivity variations on sea surface temperature (SST) retrieval from satellite borne infrared instruments (specifically the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR)). It is based, for the most part, on an incorrect premise, draws conclusions about SST retrieval accuracy which are not supported by the necessary evaluation of atmospheric and retrieval algorithm effects, and contains erroneous calculations. The shortcomings of the paper are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2099-2103
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jul 20 1995


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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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