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Charney et al. 1969

Charney, J., M. Halem, and R. Jastrow, 1969: Use of incomplete historical data to infer the present state of the atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 26, 1160-1163, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1969)026<1160:UOIHDT>2.0.CO;2.

One of the principal objectives of the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) is the acquisition of data which define the synoptic state of the atmosphere globally for use in long-range prediction. Since all pro-posed global sounding systems suffer limitations, the concept has arisen of a combination of several such systems permitting trade-offs among the meteorological parameters and between space and time. The system nearest of realization is the temperature sounding satellite. The successful launching of the Nimbus III presently permits the calculation of temperatures down to cloud top, and a satellite equipped with highresolution, scanning-infrared and microwave radiometers would be capable of sensing temperature-dependent radiances through broken and non-precipitating clouds as well. If it should prove to be possible to obtain the large-scale wind field from temperatures alone, the time-table for the implementation of GARP might be substantially advanced. And if instantaneous low-level temperatures and winds could be inferred from a continuous monitoring of their values at higher levels, and, say, surface pressure, the time-table might be advanced still more rapidly. We have considered each of these possibilities in a simplified mathematical context.

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  author={Charney, J. and Halem, M. and Jastrow, R.},
  title={Use of incomplete historical data to infer the present state of the atmosphere},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},

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ID  - ch03600a
AU  - Charney, J.
AU  - Halem, M.
AU  - Jastrow, R.
PY  - 1969
TI  - Use of incomplete historical data to infer the present state of the atmosphere
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
JO  - Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
VL  - 26
SP  - 1160
EP  - 1163
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(1969)026%3C1160%3AUOIHDT%3E2.0.CO;2
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