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Overview of the spectroscopy of the atmosphere using far-infrared emission experiment
Author(s): James M. Russell
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Paper Abstract

The SAFIRE experiment was conceived to satisfy a long-standing need for simultaneous middle atmosphere observations of ozone and important O(y), HO(y), NO(y), ClO(y), and BrO(y) gases, coupled with dynamics data. This will be accomplished using interferometry and broadband radiometry to sound the Earth limb in the far IR and mid IR, respectively. The experiment will employ the latest developments in detector and cryogenic cooling technology in order to achieve the measurement objectives. Detailed instrument and simulated atmospheric retrieval studies show that important gases such as OH, HO2, H2O2, HDO, N2O5, and HOCl can be observed with good accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46656
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James M. Russell, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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