Accession Number:

ADA101669

Title:

A Synergistic Investigation of the Infrared Water Vapor Continuum.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 77-30 Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Attenuation of infrared absorption in the troposphere is dominated by water vapor absorption. Most past work on the spectroscopy of water vapor has been on the analysis of the rotational and vibrational bands. Efforts to model the continuum absorption have not been as successful. It is demonstrated here that the far-wing phenomena is important in modeling the small but significant absorption in the continuum regions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE