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Submillimeter atmospheric FTS at the geographic South Pole
Author(s): Richard A. Chamberlin; Robert N. Martin; Christopher L. Martin; Antony A. Stark
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Paper Abstract

A submillimeter Fourier Transform Spectrometer of the Martin-Puplett type was constructed and deployed to the geographical South Pole in 2001. The instrument operates from about 300 GHz to almost 2 THz and was used over winter to acquire atmospheric spectra with resolution as fine as 250 MHz. The main motivation for constructing and deploying this FTS was for astronomical site testing, but the obtained spectra can have important secondary uses in atmospheric science and transmission model validation. Some preliminary, low spectral resolution site testing results are presented here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488694
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Chamberlin, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (United States)
Robert N. Martin, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (United States)
Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Christopher L. Martin, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Antony A. Stark, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4855:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy
Thomas G. Phillips; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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