Accession Number : AD0444660


Title :   THE INFRARED TELLURIC ABSORPTION SPECTRUM INTRODUCTORY REPORT


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Howard, J N ; Garing, J S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/444660.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Recent work on the infrared transmission spectrum of the atmosphere of the earth is reviewed and discussed. The principal laboratory effort has been studies of absorption bands of CO2, H2O, CO, CH4, N2O, and O3 in (synthetic) or simulated atmospheres, in which nitrogen or oxygen is used as the foreign gas under controlled conditions of concentration, pressure and path length. Some recent open air studies from balloons and high altitude aircraft are described, and the principal techniques of estimating open air slant path transmission from the laboratory data are described.


Descriptors :   *INFRARED RADIATION , *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES , WAVE PROPAGATION , HIGH ALTITUDE , INFRARED RESEARCH , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , WATER VAPOR , ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING , BELGIUM , INFRARED PHENOMENA , ATMOSPHERE MODELS


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE