Accession Number:

ADA170143

Title:

Measurement of Atmospheric Emission Spectra at High Altitudes.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 8 Nov 82-8 Nov 85,

Corporate Author:

DENVER UNIV COLO DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1985-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The objective of this contract has been to obtain high spectral resolution atmospheric emission data at altitudes up to 40 km. In order to accomplish this a cryogenically cooled moving mirror Michelson interferometer system was constructed that is capable of operating independently while being carried aloft by a large balloon. Interpretation of the atmospheric emission spectra obtained under this contract requires a computer program that can calculate theoretical atmospheric emission spectra on a line by line basis. All such programs rely on an accurate list of line parameters of molecules of atmospheric interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE