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High Resolution Field Measurement Of Atmospheric Transmission
Author(s): J. A. Dowling; R. F. Horton; S. T. Hanley; K. M. Haught
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Paper Abstract

During the past several years the Optical Radiation Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has conducted extensive field experiments designed to validate high resolution atmospheric transmission codes for near-and mid-infrared wavelengths. The combined use of laser extinction data with Fourier transform spectrometer measurements over long atmospheric paths has produced several examples of high-quality, precisely calibrated transmission spectra. Instrumentation and procedures used in these experiments will be described and selected measurement results will be presented. Application of this information to current infrared atmospheric transmission problems will be discussed together with comparisons of the experimental data to high-resolution computer code calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1978
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956525
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Dowling, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
R. F. Horton, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
S. T. Hanley, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
K. M. Haught, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0142:
Optical Properties of the Atmosphere
Robert Sepucha, Editor(s)

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