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Title: An empirical surface temperature model
Authors: Krusinger, Alan E.
Keywords: Surface temperature
Thermal infrared
Empirical model
Background clutter
Automatic target recognition
Meteorological variables
Diurnal temperature
Composite days
Curve fitting
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0503.
Description: Research note
Abstract: Based on long-term radiometric, temperature, and meteorological measurements, made at instrumented test sites, the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (USAETL) has developed an empirical surface temperature prediction model. The model has simple inputs, with no measurements, for use by the field Army. The model uses analogous climates and type-days, or composite days, of relatively unique weather conditions. Model inputs of climate, season, sky cover, and surface soil wetness produce diurnal temperature curves for various backgrounds, for each type-day. The temperate climate, summer season model is presented in this report.
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