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dc.contributor.supervisor Barber, David (Environment and Geography) en
dc.contributor.author Candlish, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T16:40:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T16:40:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-08T16:40:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4489
dc.description.abstract The veracity of a Radiometric Microwave Profiling Radiometer (MWRP) while mounted onboard a ship in the Arctic marine environment was assessed. The MWRP was validated against radiosonde data by calculating the RMS and bias for simultaneous measurements taken for temperature and absolute humidity profiles. The vertical resolution of the MWRP was calculated using the inter-level covariance method. Based on the comparisons, the MWRP provided reliable measurements of both temperature and absolute humidity while mounted on the CCGS Amundsen. Satellites CloudSat and Calipso were assessed over the Arctic marine cryosphere. Temperature and absolute humidity from the ECMWF-aux data product was compared with profiles from the ship based MWRP. The cloud base heights measured by the ceilometer and MWRP were compared to CloudSat and Calipso's GeoProf-lidar. Due to a large number of possible false detections, the constraints used by the GeoProf-lidar data product for cloud detection may need to be further refined. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Sea Ice en
dc.subject Clouds en
dc.subject Arctic en
dc.subject CloudSat en
dc.subject Calipso en
dc.subject Microwave Profiler en
dc.title An investigation of atmospheric temperature, humidity and cloud detection techniques over the Arctic marine cryosphere. en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hanesiak, John (Environment and Geography) Bullock, Paul (Soil Science) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note May 2011 en


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