"A mathematical relation between an observed quantity and a variable used in a step-by-step mathematical process to calculate a quantity. In the context of remote sensing, algorithms generally specify how to determine higherlevel data products from lower-level source data. For example, algorithms prescribe how atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles are determined from a set of radiation observations originally sensed by satellite sounding instruments." (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2014)


"Algorithm". NASA Glenn Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Last modified June 12, 2014.
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