The authors express their appreciation to Ms. Robbie Hood, Mr. Frank LaFontaine, and Dr. Roy Spencer of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center for providing the AMPR data, and to Dr. Steve Durden of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for providing the ARMAR data and its access software. We also wish to thank Dr. Frank Evans of the University of Colorado, who provided his radiative transfer model for parts of the RTE calculations; Dr. Grant Petty of Purdue University, who provided his ocean surface emissivity model; and Drs. Ziad Haddad, Toshio Iguchi, Christian Kummerow, and Joanne Simpson, who provided fruitful discussion in the course of the research. The first author extends his appreciation to Drs. Simon Chang and Jeffrey Hawkins of the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California, for providing facilities under their visiting scientist program while this paper was being prepared. Mr. Brian Swilling’s assistance in computer graphics support is gratefully acknowledged. The research at The Florida State University has been supported under NASA Grants NG5-2672 and NAGW-3970. Joseph Turk was supported at Colorado State University under NASA Grant NAG8-890, and he acknowledges the current sponsorship of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Program Element 0602435N. A portion of the computing resources has been provided by the Supercomputer Computation Research Institute at The Florida State University under U.S. Department of Energy Contract DOE-FC05-85ER250000.
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