Satellite measurements of sea surface temperature through clouds

@article{Wentz2000SatelliteMO,
  title={Satellite measurements of sea surface temperature through clouds},
  author={Wentz and Gentemann and Smith and Chelton},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={288 5467},
  pages={
          847-50
        }
}
Measurements of sea surface temperature (SST) can be made by satellite microwave radiometry in all weather conditions except rain. Microwaves penetrate clouds with little attenuation, giving an uninterrupted view of the ocean surface. This is a distinct advantage over infrared measurements of SST, which are obstructed by clouds. Comparisons with ocean buoys show a root mean square difference of about 0.6 degrees C, which is partly due to the satellite-buoy spatial-temporal sampling mismatch and… 

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