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Water vapor absorption in the atmospheric window at 239 GHzAbsolute absorption rates of pure water vapor and mixtures of water vapor and nitrogen have been measured in the atmospheric window at 239 GHz. The dependence on pressure as well as temperature has been obtained. The experimental data are compared with several theoretical or empirical models, and satisfactory agreement is obtained with the models involving a continuum; in the case of pure water vapor, the continuum contribution based upon recent theoretical developments gives good results. The temperature dependence is stronger than that proposed in a commonly used atmospheric transmission model.
Document ID
19950058734
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bauer, A. (Univ. de Lille France)
Godon, M. (Univ. de Lille France)
Carlier, J. (Univ. de Lille France)
Ma, Q. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
Volume: 53
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0022-4073
Subject Category
THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
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