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Novel ranging UV-visible spectrometer for remote sensing of the troposphere
Author(s): Roderic L. Jones
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Paper Abstract

A ranging UV-visible spectrometer to make simultaneous vertical profile measurements of O3, H2O, NO2, and other constituents throughout the troposphere from the ground is described. This technique brings together benefits of both the UV-visible and the lidar methods, creating a UV-visible spectrometer with ranging capabilities. The central feature of the instrument is a two-dimensional CCD detector array which is used to provide the time discrimination necessary to obtain range information in one dimension, as well as the spectral information in the other. The prototype instrument has a potential vertical resolution of the order of 1 km. It would be capable of providing useful profiles throughout the troposphere and under some circumstances into the low stratosphere with integration times of 1-20 minutes, depending on range. In this paper the concept will be outlined, and predicted performance characteristics of the prototype ranging spectrometer described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1715, Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140235
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Roderic L. Jones, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1715:
Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry
Harold I. Schiff; Ulrich Platt, Editor(s)

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