Measurements of the High Altitude Infrared Characteristics of the Atmosphere
Final rept. 6 Jun 1986-30 Sep 1989
DENVER UNIV CO DEPT OF PHYSICS
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This report discusses several aspects of our studies of radiative transfer in the stratosphere. These include modifications to the SCRIBE instrument to enhance the 1250 cm response and to improve its reliability. The results of a highly successful balloon flight on May 23, 1989 are discussed and a short interval in one of the spectra obtained is presented. The analysis of data from the SCRIBE flight of July 5, 1984 as well as the data from two very high resolution solar interferometer flights are discussed. The analysis of the SCRIBE flight resulted in a daytime measurement of N2O5 variation. The high resolution data have yielded information on O3 isotopic abundances in the stratosphere and also on improved line parameters for the O3 bands in the 10 m region. The isotope studies have been published and two other papers have been accepted for publication. Keywords Ozone, Nitrogen oxides, Balloon instruments, Atmospheric measurements, Infrared spectra.
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