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Shuttle-based measurements: GLO ultraviolet earthlimb view
Author(s): James A. Gardner; Edmond Murad; Rodney A. Viereck; David J. Knecht; Charles P. Pike; A. Lyle Broadfoot
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Paper Abstract

The GLO experiment is an on-going shuttle-based spectrograph/imager project that has returned ultraviolet (100 - 400 nm) limb views. High spectral (0.35 nm FWHM) and temporal (4 s) resolution spectra include simultaneous altitude profiles (in the range of 80 - 400 km tangent height with 10 km resolution) of dayglow and nightglow features. Measured emissions include the NO gamma, N2 Vegard-Kaplan and second positive, N2+ first negative, and O2 Herzberg I band systems and both atomic and cation lines of N, O, and Mg. This data represents a low solar activity benchmark for future observations. We report on the status of the GLO project, which included three space flights in 1995, and present spectral data on important ultraviolet band systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2831, Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation, (8 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257191
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Gardner, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Edmond Murad, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Rodney A. Viereck, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
David J. Knecht, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Charles P. Pike, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
A. Lyle Broadfoot, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2831:
Ultraviolet Atmospheric and Space Remote Sensing: Methods and Instrumentation
Robert E. Huffman; Christos G. Stergis, Editor(s)

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