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FTS atmospheric transmission measurements and observations of planetary atmospheres

Serabyn, E. and Weisstein, E. W. and Lis, D. C. (1995) FTS atmospheric transmission measurements and observations of planetary atmospheres. In: The Physics and Chemistry of Interstellar Molecular Clouds. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.459. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , pp. 377-379. ISBN 9783540604822.

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The shearing-interferometer originally designed for CSO surface measurements (Serabyn, Masson & Phillips 1991) has been upgraded to operate as a moderate resolution Fourier Transform Spectrometer. With a maximim one-sided travel of 44 cm, the attainable unapodized spectral resolution is 170 MHz. Used with the CSO facility holometric detector, the range of applicability of this FTS is 150-1000 GHz. This instrument has now been used for observations of the transmission of the Earth's atmosphere above Mauna Kea, as well as observations of planetary spectra in the millimeter/submillimeter wavelength ranges. We present a few prefiminary results here.

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag 1995. This work was supported by NSF grant AST90-15755 and NASA grant NAGW-3303.
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Subject Keywords:Giant Planet, Planetary Atmosphere, Atmospheric Transmission, Fourier Transform Spectrometer, Submillimeter Wavelength
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