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Detailed Analysis Of 4.3-µm Earthlimb Data
Author(s): J. B. Kumer; R. M. Nadile; W. Grieder
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Paper Abstract

Spectral earthlimb emission data were obtained 28 September 1977 in the DNA sponsored Spectral Infrared Rocket Experiment (SPIRE) that was conducted by Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL) personnel, assisted by Utah State University (USU) personnel. Spectral radiance as a function of tangent altitude was obtained for four sunlit and eight dark data scans. This paper presents a detailed analysis of the non-LTE emission mechanisms, and the radiative transfer formulation, that is required to optimally model the 4.3- μm SPIRE data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936395
Show Author Affiliations
J. B. Kumer, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (United States)
R. M. Nadile, Air Force Geophysical Laboratory (United States)
W. Grieder, Boston College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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