Accession Number:

AD0912871

Title:

Atmospheric Transmission and Emission in the 16- to 28-Micron Region at Various Altitudes

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept.

Corporate Author:

DENVER UNIV CO DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1971-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Information concerning the variation of atmospheric transmission in the 16 microns to 30 microns region with altitude was obtained during a balloon flight. Data concerning the atmospheric emission in the same wavelength region were obtained during a second balloon flight with different instrumentation. The instrumentation used in the studies is discussed and some of the data obtained during these flights are presented. These data contain information concerning the distribution of water vapor in the stratosphere and they have been analyzed to determine the H2O mixing ratio versus altitude profile. This profile is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE