A radiative transfer model for sea surface temperature retrieval for the along-track scanning radiometer


  • A. M. Závody,

  • C. T. Mutlow,

  • D. T. Llewellyn-Jones


The measurements made by the along-track scanning radiometer are now converted routinely into sea surface temperature (SST). The details of the atmospheric model which had been used for deriving the SST algorithms are given, together with tables of the coefficients in the algorithms for the different SST products. The accuracy of the retrieval under normal conditions and the effect of errors in the model on the retrieved SST are briefly discussed.