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Analysis of atmospheric trace constituents from high-resolution infrared balloon-borne and ground-based solar absorption spectra
Author(s): Aaron Goldman; Frank J. Murcray; Curtis P. Rinsland; Ronald D. Blatherwick; F. H. Murcray; David G. Murcray
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Paper Abstract

Results of ongoing studies of high-resolution solar absorption spectra aimed at the identification and quantification of trace constituents of importance in the chemistry of the stratosphere and upper troposphere are presented. An analysis of balloon-borne and ground-based spectra obtained at 0.0025/cm covering the 700-2200/cm interval is presented. The 0.0025/cm spectra, along with corresponding laboratory spectra, improves the spectral line parameters, and thus the accuracy of quantifying trace constituents. Results for COF2, F22, SF6, and other species are presented. The retrieval methods used for total column density and altitude distribution for both ground-based and balloon-borne spectra are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46662
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron Goldman, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Frank J. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Curtis P. Rinsland, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Ronald D. Blatherwick, Univ. of Denver (United States)
F. H. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (United States)
David G. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (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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