Heterodyne spectrophotometry of ozone in the 9.6-micron band using a tunable diode laserTunable diode laser heterodyne spectrophotometry (TDLHS) has been used to make extremely high resolution (0.0003/cm) solar spectra in the 9.6-micron ozone band. Observations have shown that a signal-to-noise ratio of 120:1 (about 30 percent of theoretical) for an integration time of 1/8 s can be achieved at a resolution of 0.0013 wave numbers. The spectral data have been inverted to yield a total column amount of ozone, in good agreement with that measured at the nearby NOAA ozone monitoring facility in Boulder, Colorado. Line positions for several ozone lines in the spectral region 996-997/cm are reported. Recent improvements have produced a signal-to-noise ratio of 95:1 (about 40 percent of theoretical) at 0.0003/cm and extended the range of wavelengths which can be observed.
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Mcelroy, C. T. (Denver Univ. Denver, CO, United States)
Goldman, A. (Denver Univ. Denver, CO, United States)
Fogal, P. F. (Denver Univ. Denver, CO, United States)
Murcray, D. G. (Denver, University CO, United States)