A Caltech Library Service

Measurement of atmospheric composition by the ATMOS instrument from Table Mountain Observatory

Gunson, Michael R. and Irion, Fredrick W. (1991) Measurement of atmospheric composition by the ATMOS instrument from Table Mountain Observatory. In: Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry. Proceedings of SPIE. No.1491. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 335-346. ISBN 9780819406002.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Following its first flight on board the Space Shuttle 'Challenger' as part of the Spacelab 3 payload, the Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) instrument has been operated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Table Mountain Observatory (TMO; 34.4 deg N, 117.7 deg W, 2.23 km altitude) in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. With the delay in the resumption of regular Shuttle flights, ATMOS has acquired a large number of high-quality, high-resolution infrared solar absorption spectra, spanning a period between late-1985 and mid-1990. These spectra are being analyzed to derive the column abundances of several atmospheric species including O_3, HCl, HF, and HNO_3. Although limited in temporal coverage, the preliminary results for these gases are discussed here in the context of the requirement and contribution to be made by similar instruments in detecting long term changes in stratospheric composition.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Additional Information:© 1991 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. We are indebted to R. Zander, G. Toon, C. Farmer, O. Raper, S. McDermid, E. Nash, J. Kaye, J. Closs, J. Foster and A. Castillo for their help in providing data and information, and for comments on this effort.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:1491
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190221-110517881
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Michael R. Gunson and Fredrick W. Irion "Measurement of atmospheric composition by the ATMOS instrument from Table Mountain Observatory", Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46678;
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:93054
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 17:23
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 16:55

Repository Staff Only: item control page