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Stratospheric measurements of continuous absorption near 2400 cm^-1

Rinsland, Curtis P. and Smith, Mary Ann H. and Russell, James M., III and Park, Jae H. and Farmer, Crofton B. (1981) Stratospheric measurements of continuous absorption near 2400 cm^-1. Applied Optics, 20 (24). pp. 4167-4171. ISSN 0003-6935. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:RINao81

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Abstract

Solar occultation spectra obtained with a balloon-borne interferometer have been used to study continuous absorption by N2 and CO2 near 2400 cm^-1 in the lower stratosphere. Synthetic continuum transmittances, calculated from published coefficients for far-wing absorption by CO2 lines and for pressure-induced absorption by the fundamental band of N2, are in fair agreement with the observed stratospheric values. The continuum close to the ν3 R-branch band head of CO2 is sensitive to the CO2 far-wing line shape. Therefore, given highly accurate knowledge of the N2 continuum from laboratory data, high-resolution stratospheric spectra provide a sensitive means for in situ testing of various air-broadened CO2 line shapes at low temperatures.


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Additional Information:© 1981 Optical Society of America. Received 22 June 1981.
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Official Citation:C. P. Rinsland, M. A. H. Smith, J. M. Russell III, J. H. Park, and C. B. Farmer, "Stratospheric measurements of continuous absorption near 2400 cm^-1," Appl. Opt. 20, 4167-4171 (1981) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-24-4167
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