Accession Number : ADA175173


Title :   AFGL Atmospheric Constituent Profiles (0.120km)


Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, G P ; Clough, S A ; Kneizys, F X ; Chetwynd, J H ; Shettle, E P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a175173.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : An atmospheric data base consisting of volume mixing ratios (o0 to 12okm) for twenty eight (28) minor and trace gases has been assembled for use with spectral radiance transmittance models. Six references atmospheres, each defining temperature, pressure and density as a function of altitude (selected from the U.S. Standard Supplements, 1966 and the U.S. Standard Atmosphere, 1976) provide a range of climatological choices. Analogous zonal-mean descriptions for 2O, O3, N2O, CO, and CH4 have been subsequently adapted from satellite data and/or dynamical-photochemical analyses. The remaining species are defined by single profiles, usually appropriate for U.S. Standard conditions. Because the entire profile set is preferentially based on available measurements, explicit photochemical consistency between the different species has not been maintained. Keywords: ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS; TEMPERATURE PROFILES; MODEL ATMOSPHERES.


Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE MODELS , *ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY , *TRACE GASES , DATA BASES , RATIOS , TEMPERATURE , VOLUME , PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS , ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , CONSISTENCY , TRANSMITTANCE , PROFILES , RADIANCE , MIXING , CARBON MONOXIDE , TELEMETERING DATA , METHANE , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , NITROGEN OXIDES , ALTITUDE , OZONE , ATMOSPHERES , ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY , WATER VAPOR


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE