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Measurements of greenhouse chemicals in exhaust gas plumes using emissive infrared spectral sensing
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Mirick
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Paper Abstract

Greenhouse gases have been a subject of intense interest recently due to their impact on global climate change. Carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels accounts for most of the greenhouse gas emissions to date; however, other gases like methane are becoming increasingly important. Other contributions to the greenhouse gases include refrigerants such as Freon, and the NOX family of gases. This paper will attempt to show the utility and limitations of infrared remote sensing methods to characterize and quantify point-release atmospheric greenhouse gases using a single pixel, Mid Wave thru Long Wave Infrared Designs & Prototypes (D&P) spectrometer, and using a broadband FLIR Infrared imaging camera. The Fourier Transform field spectrometer (D&P) will be used to make infrared radiance measurements of exhaust gas plumes from three vehicles against a uniform sky.

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Proc. SPIE 7687, Active and Passive Signatures, 76870C; doi: 10.1117/12.849701
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Jeffrey W. Mirick, Signatures Support Program (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7687:
Active and Passive Signatures
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick T. Hawley, Editor(s)

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