Validation of satellite-derived ocean skin temperatures using the M-AERI

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As with any geophysical measurement, a careful assessment of the accuracy of the ATSR sea-surface temperature retrievals is a pre-requisite of the application of ATSR data. Using the Marine-Atmosphere Emitted Radiance Interferometer (M-AERI), ocean skin temperature measurements can now be made in a routine fashion from ships with an absolute uncertainty of less than 0.1K. This level of accuracy permits the validation for the atmospheric correction algorithms applied to AVHRR and ATSR data to retrieve sea surface temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number479
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventATSR Workshop Applicatons of the ERS Along Track Scanning Radiometer - Frascati, Italy
Duration: Jun 23 1999Jun 25 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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