ATMOSPHERIC INFRARED OPTICS - FLUX MEASUREMENTS
BLOCK ASSOCIATES INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The preparation and evaluation of two infrared interferometer spectrometers for the balloon borne measurement of atmospheric radiance is described. The flights of 5 April 1962 and 2 August 1962 showed agreement with the theoretical data computed from the available temperature, pressure and dew point profiles. Auxiliary sys tems were built, tested and flown in these flights. Comparison spectral runs and evaluations were conducted with independent laboratories. A procedure for calibration was developed and an evaluation of the precision and accuracy of the instrument was undertaken. Several possible improvements for future measurement programs were evaluated and proposed recommendations are included.
- Atmospheric Physics