Measurements of stratospheric composition using a star pointing spectrometer

Fish, Deb J.; Jones, Rod L.; Freshwater, Ray A.; Roscoe, Howard K.; Oldham, Derek J.. 1994 Measurements of stratospheric composition using a star pointing spectrometer. In: Hudson, R.D., (ed.) Ozone in the troposphere and stratosphere, part 2. Greenbeld, MD, Goddard Space Flight Center, 671-674. (NASA Conference Publication (SEE N95-11006 01-47), 3266).

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Measurements of stratospheric composition have been made with a novel star-pointing spectrometer. The instrument consists of a telescope that focuses light from stars, planets, or the moon onto a spectrometer and two dimensional CCD array detector. Atmospheric absorptions can be measured, from which atmospheric columns of several gases can be determined. The instrument was deployed in Abisko, 69 deg N, during the European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment (EASOE). The instrument has the potential for measuring O3, OClO, NO2, and NO3. In this paper, a method for the retrieval of vertical columns is described, and some examples of ozone measurements given.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
Additional Keywords: atmospheric composition, data reduction, ozonometry, spectrometers, stratosphere, atmospheric scattering, stella spectra
Date made live: 25 Jan 2017 11:01 +0 (UTC)

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