A Study of Transmittance Models for the 15-Micron CO2 Band.
Research and development technical rept.,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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The general five-parameter band model for molecular absorptance in the infrared is used in the generation of numerous model variations in order to perform a feasibility analysis of band model representation of the 15-micron CO2 band. The accuracy of the models is evaluated by comparisons with the original line-by-line calculated spectra for vertical paths through a standard inhomogeneous atmosphere. The medium inhomogeneity is taken into consideration through the use of the Curtis-Godson relations, including moment variations. Line intensity effects are studied with actual intensity data averaged over 5cm and with the use of a temperature-dependent factor. It is concluded that a band model representation may provide sufficient accuracy to be of value in meteorological applications only if the number and phenomenological nature of the band parameters are allowed to vary significantly throughout the band.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy