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Observations of clouds in the polar stratosphere and polar mesosphere from POAM II
Author(s): Eric P. Shettle; M. D. Fromm; D. Debrestian; John S. Hornstein; K. W. Hoppel; J. D. Lumpe; William J. Glaccum; John J. Olivero; Richard Michael Bevilacqua; S. S. Krigman
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Paper Abstract

The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement [POAM II] instrument has been measuring the vertical distribution of aerosols, poiar stratospheric clouds [PSC], ozone, as well as several other atmospheric species since autumn 1993. The approach used to identify PSCs and polar mesospheric clouds [PMCs] from POAM II measurements will be described along a presentation of some of the early results of this high altitude cloud measurements. It is believed that the POAM II measurements of PMCs represent the first reported observations of PMCs directly by extinction; all previous observations utilized scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2578, Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228934
Show Author Affiliations
Eric P. Shettle, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. D. Fromm, Computational Physics Inc. (United States)
D. Debrestian, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
John S. Hornstein, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
K. W. Hoppel, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. D. Lumpe, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
William J. Glaccum, Applied Research Corp. (United States)
John J. Olivero, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
Richard Michael Bevilacqua, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
S. S. Krigman, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2578:
Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
David K. Lynch; Eric P. Shettle, Editor(s)

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