Accession Number : AD0641696

Title :   SPECTRAL TRANSMISSIVITY OF THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE IN THE 250 TO 500 WAVE NUMBER INTERVAL. PART IV (FINAL). A THEORETICAL COMPUTATION FOR PURE ROTATIONAL ABSORPTION,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Hall,James T. ; Querfeld,C. W. ; Hoidale,G. B.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : A theoretical computation for absorption by water vapor, using the rigid asymmetrical top rotor for all angular momentum quantum numbers J < or = 12 and half-widths calculated by Anderson's theory, is compared to experimental data over the range of 20 microns to 50 microns. The comparison is made with consideration to determining the best of five line shapes for this spectral interval. The theoretical values of transmissivity are given for all five line shapes using the specific parameters of the experimental spectra. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ABSORPTION SPECTRA, INFRARED RADIATION), (*ATMOSPHERES, WAVE PROPAGATION), WATER VAPOR, LINE SPECTRA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE