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High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy From Space: Preliminary Results Of The Atms Experiment On Spacelab-3
Author(s): Crofton B. Farmer
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Paper Abstract

A high-resolution FTIR spectrometer had its first flight in May of this year as part of the Spacelab-3 science pay-load. The experiment - Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) - is designed to obtain fundamental information related to the physical and chemical structure of the Earth's upper atmosphere (from 15 to 150 km altitude). There are two major aspects to the investi-gation: the first is the determination of the detailed composition of the stratosphere and mesosphere, and its global, seasonal and long-term variability; the second is the study of the partitioning of solar energy at levels in the atmosphere characterized by dissociation of the constituents and by the breakdown of thermodynamic equilibrium.

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Date Published: 20 December 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0553, Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, (20 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.970721
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Crofton B. Farmer, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0553:
Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy
David G. Cameron; Jeannette G. Grasselli, Editor(s)

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