Airborne thermometer to measure Arctic temperatures


(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) The radiometry techniques in use for remote sensing of water temperature currently are only precise up to about a half degree. Russian scientists have compared the effectiveness of several techniques of remote water temperature detection based on laser spectroscopy and evaluated various approaches to spectral profile interpretation. Authors developed the technique that is precise up to 0.15 degrees Celsius. The research findings will support further development of sea surface temperature remote sensing solutions.