Measurements for satellite validation made from the RV Alliance during October and November 1991
Measurements of sea-surface temperature, surface meteorology and atmospheric profiles were taken from the RV Alliance between 1 Octoberand 9 November 1991. During this time the ship sailed from Amsterdamto La Spezia and then was deployed in the western Mediterranean Sea. Themeasurements are presented in graphical form, and daily statistics are given as tables. True winds, net long-wave radiation and turbulent air-sea fluxes have been calculated and are also presented. The measurements were made for application to studies of the accuracies of the retrieval of sea-surface temperature and atmospheric precipitable water from satellite radiometers.
Minnett, Peter J.