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REMOTE MEASUREMENT OF HAZE LAYERS OVER LAND

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
714
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
714
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hydex Corp.
2203 Lydia Pl Vienna, VA 22181
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: REMOTE MEASUREMENT OF HAZE LAYERS OVER LAND
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $197,000.00
 

Abstract:

HAZE LAYERS APPEAR AS ANOMALOUS PATTERNS ON SATELLITE IMAGERY AND ARE VIEWED AS NOISE BYMOST RESEARCHERS. ONLY OVER OCEANS, WHERE THERE IS A CONSISTENT RADIATION BACKGROUND, HAVE EEFORTS TO MEASURE HAZE LAYERS PROVEN SUCESSFUL. THE FEW AVAILABLE POIRT MEASUREMENTS OF TURBIDITYAND AEROSOLS OF HAZE LAYERS DO NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO DEVELOP METHODS FOR MEASURING HAZE LAYERS OVER LAND. EVAPORATION RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THE AMOUNT OFEVAPORATION FORM WATER SURFACES EXPECTED ON CLEAR DAYS IS REDUCED WHEN HAZE LAYERS OCUR. THE AMOUNT OF REDUCTION IS RELATED TO THE INTENSITY OF THE HAZE LAYERS. THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA IS AN AREA WHERE THIS EFFECT IS VERY PRONOUNCED. PAN EVAPORATION RECORDS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY WIIL BE USED TO INFER THE AREAL EXTENT AND DENSITY OF HAZE LAYERS. THESE ESTIMATES WILL BE USED AS SURROGATE HAZE LAYER DATA TO DEVELOP A METHOD TO USE REMOTE RADIATION MEASUREMENTS TO MEASURE HAZE LAYERS OVER THE VALLEY. AN IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY EQUIPPED TO INTERACTIVELY PROCESS, DISPLAY, ANALYZE, INTERPRET AND DEVELOP RELATIONS AMONG IMAGERY AND MAPPED INFORMATION WILL BE USED IN THE STUDY.

Principal Investigator:

Eugene L. Peck
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hydex Corp.
2203 Lydia Pl Vienna, VA 22181

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No