ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION OF SOLAR RADIATION BY THE 9.6 MICRON OZONE BAND
DENVER UNIV CO DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The statistical band model, combined with the Curtis-Godson approximation is applied to the analysis of atmospheric slant path absorption of the 9.6 micron O3 band. The theoretical spectra are compared with experimental absorptions observed during a balloon flight during which spectra were obtained at altitudes up to 30 km. The results are shown to agree with the accuracy of the data. The band model method of calculation is compared to exact line by line calculation and to the combination of the Curtis-Godson approximation and line by line calculation. A surprisingly close agreement is found between the different methods of calculation, confirming the success of the application of the band model method to the data.
- Atmospheric Physics