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High-resolution multichannel mm-wave radiometer for the detection of stratospheric ClO
Author(s): Louis Gerber; Niklaus A. Kaempfer
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Paper Abstract

Millimeter-wave radiometers are being used in remote sensing of stratospheric trace gases. For constituents with relatively strong spectral lines (several K), for example, ozone and water vapor, a total power radiometer with a simple load-switch calibration technique may be sufficient. If the spectral lines are weaker, and the signal to noise ratio is smaller than 10-4, a balanced calibration technique should be applied. Unfortunately, this can not easily be realized in the millimeter-wave region. Therefore, a quasi-balanced noise source in the atmosphere itself is planned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46664
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Louis Gerber, Univ. Berne (Switzerland)
Niklaus A. Kaempfer, Univ. Berne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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