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Studies of stratospheric water vapor, methane, and total hydrogen using data from the HALOE experiment on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
Author(s): John E. Harries; James M. Russell; Adrian F. Tuck; S. Ruth
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of stratospheric composition have now been made by the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) on board NASA's Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS) since October 1991. Amongst the parameters measured are water vapor, H2O, and methane, CH4. These species comprise the dominant components of the total hydrogen budget in the lower stratosphere, but not so at higher levels, where the molecular hydrogen, H2, component is significant, and at high altitudes is dominant. This paper reports on measurements of the water vapor and hydrogen fields in the stratosphere and mesosphere, and on studies of the derivation of molecular hydrogen in the mesosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2311, Atmospheric Sensing and Modelling, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198576
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Harries, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
James M. Russell, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Adrian F. Tuck, NOAA (United States)
S. Ruth, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2311:
Atmospheric Sensing and Modelling
Richard P. Santer, Editor(s)

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