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Stratospheric and mesospheric pressure-temperature profiles from rotational analysis of CO2 lines in atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy/ATLAS 1 infrared solar occultation spectra
External Online Source: doi:10.1029/94JD03105
Author and Affiliation:
Stiller, G. P.(Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Gunson, M. R.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lowes, L. L.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abrams, M. C.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Raper, O. F.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Farmer, C. B.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zander, R.(Liege Univ., Liege, Belgium)
Rinsland, C. P.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: A simple, classical, and expedient method for the retrieval of atmospheric pressure-temperature profiles has been applied to the high-resolution infrared solar absorption spectra obtained with the atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy (ATMOS) instrument. The basis for this method is a rotational analysis of retrieved apparent abundances from CO2 rovibrational absorption lines, employing existing constituent concentration retrieval software used in the analysis of data returned by ATMOS. Pressure-temperature profiles derived from spectra acquired during the ATLAS 1 space shuttle mission of March-April 1992 are quantitatively evaluated and compared with climatological and meteorological data as a means of assessing the validity of this approach.
Publication Date: Feb 20, 1995
Document ID:
19950044670
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A76269
Subject Category: ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Geophysical Research; p. p. 3107-3117; (ISSN 0148-0227); 100; D2
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE; ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE; CARBON DIOXIDE; INFRARED SPECTRA; MESOSPHERE; OCCULTATION; ROTATIONAL SPECTRA; SOLAR SPECTRA; STRATOSPHERE; TRACE CONTAMINANTS; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ERROR ANALYSIS; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; INFRARED SPECTROMETERS; MIXING RATIOS; OPTICAL FILTERS; SATELLITE INSTRUMENTS; VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Geophysical Research vol. 100, no. D2 p. 3107-3117 February 20, 1995
Miscellaneous Notes: Research sponsored by Belgian Global Change Program
Availability Source: Other Sources
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