Radiometric measurements of air-sea and air-ice temperature differences in the Arctic

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Abstract

The Polar Regions are considered to be particularly sensitive to climate change. The complex interactions between the surface and the overlying atmosphere are important aspects of the local heat budget, and through the atmospheric and oceanic general circulations, to global scales. The temperature difference between the surface and the lowest layer of the air is an important parameter in the surface heat budget, but difficult to measure, especially in conditions of mixed sea-ice and open water. Both surface temperature and near-surface air temperature can be determined radiometrically from measurements of the infrared emission spectra of the surface and atmosphere. The use of a Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroradiometer, the M-AERI (Marine-Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer) on ships can provide such data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages273-275
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Nov 24 2003
Event2003 IEEE IGARSS: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jul 21 2003Jul 25 2003

Other

Other2003 IEEE IGARSS: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period7/21/037/25/03

Keywords

  • Air-ice temperature difference
  • Air-sea temperature difference
  • Arctic
  • Infrared remote sensing
  • Surface heat budget

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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