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New spectroscopic instrumentation for measurement of stratospheric trace species by remote sensing of scattered skylight
Author(s): George H. Mount; Roger O. Jakoubek; Ryan W. Sanders; Jerald W. Harder; Susan Solomon; Richard Winkler; Thomas L. Thompson; Walter Harrop
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Paper Abstract

Instrumentation under construction and testing at the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory for conducting measurements of the zenith sky and the moon in order to measure molecular abundances of trace gases in the stratosphere at extremely low levels of absorption (less than 0.05 percent) is discussed. The instrumentation consists of a telescope (for lunar observation at night or direct sun during the day), a light feed, a spectrograph, an array detector, and a data analysis system. The telescope design is a dual off-axis parabolic feed with polarizers, depolarizers, image rotators, and other optical modifiers that can be inserted at the feed focus to test their effect on the residual spectrum. The spectrograph is a cast aluminum 3/8-m f/6 double crossed Czerny-Turner system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46661
Show Author Affiliations
George H. Mount, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Roger O. Jakoubek, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Ryan W. Sanders, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Jerald W. Harder, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Susan Solomon, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Richard Winkler, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Thomas L. Thompson, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (United States)
Walter Harrop, Aeronomy Lab./NOAA (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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