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Measurements Of Tropospheric Attenuation In The Solar Blind UV Spectral Region And Comparison With LOWTRAN-7 Code
Author(s): E. Trakhovsky; A. Ben-Shalom; A. D. Devit
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Paper Abstract

The Solar Blind Ultraviolet (SBUV) spectral region covers the interval between 230 nm and 290 nm. The lower limit is set by the edge of Shumann-Runge band and the upper limit is determined by solar radiation penetrating the stratospheric ozone shield. The SBUV spectral region is interesting from experimental point of view, since the lack of solar background in the troposphere is favorable in such applications as lidar, atmospheric communications and remote sensing. Our recent measurements indicated that previous model LOWTRAN-6 does not include 02 absorption at Herzberg I band. Newly released LOWTRAN-7 model includes only Herzberg continuum. It is suggested that LOWTRAN-7 use should be limited to stratospheric calculations. New experimental results are reported confirming the necessity of inclusion of Herzberg I absorption band in tropospheric calculations. Future plans for high spectral resolution measurements are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1158, Ultraviolet Technology III, (28 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962558
Show Author Affiliations
E. Trakhovsky, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
A. Ben-Shalom, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
A. D. Devit, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1158:
Ultraviolet Technology III
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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