Accession Number:

AD0251172

Title:

ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION TABLES

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA LA JOLLA United States

Report Date:

1960-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Tabular material on the emission and transmission of the far infrared bands of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and ozone are given. The values are based entirely on laboratory measurements made with long optical paths with the exception only of the water-vapor absorption in the window near 10 micron. All the bands appearing in the spontaneous emission of atmospheric air at common atmospheric temperatures are included. This comprises five bands, the 6.3 micron band and the rotational band of water vapor, the 14 micron band of carbon dioxide and the 9.6 and 11 micron bands of ozone. The ozone bands are found to be of minor importance in atmospheric heat transfer. Of greater importance is the overlap of the 14 micron carbon dioxide band and the rotational water-vapor band. Tables of this overlap are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE