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High-resolution studies of atmospheric IR emission spectra
Author(s): Frank J. Murcray; F. H. Murcray; Aaron Goldman; Ronald D. Blatherwick; David G. Murcray
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric emission spectra obtained with two different spectrometer systems are presented. The first system (the BOMEM Michelson interferometer) is designed for emission work. Spectra were obtained under adverse conditions in the Antarctic, and are still of good absolute accuracy. The second system (a modified Bruker Instruments IFS120 very high spectral resolution interferometer) demonstrates the sensitivity that can be achieved even at higher spectral resolution. This system shows that mid-IR atmospheric emission spectra can be obtained with a good SNR in a reasonable length of time at a relatively high resolution. A properly designed high resolution system should achieve high accuracy, sensitivity, and resolution, thereby permitting measurements of many atmospheric constituents when solar spectra cannot be obtained.

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Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46668
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Frank J. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (United States)
F. H. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Aaron Goldman, Univ. of Denver (United States)
Ronald D. Blatherwick, Univ. of Denver (United States)
David G. Murcray, Univ. of Denver (United States)

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

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