Accession Number : AD0687741

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE INFRARED EMISSION SPECTRUM OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND EARTH. PART II. BALLOON-BORNE RADIOMETERS FOR MEASUREMENTS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC INFRARED RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : MUNICH UNIV (WEST GERMANY) METEOROLOGISCHES INSTITUT

Personal Author(s) : Burkert,P. ; Kriebel,K. Th. ; Rabus,D. ; Bolle,H. -J.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Two radiometer systems for balloon-borne application have been designed to investigate the infrared radiation field from the ground up to 30 km and the composition of the upper atmosphere. The first instrument is an eight-channel radiometer for absolute spectral measurements of the upwelling infrared radiation in different atmospheric windows and also in the 6.3 micron water vapor and 9.6 micron ozone band. The second instrument is a radiometer which allows to determine the fraction of solar radiation absorbed infrared bands of various atmospheric gases. It has to be operated from a sun stabilized platform. The report describes the instruments and test results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, INFRARED SPECTRA), (*EARTH(PLANET), REFLECTIVITY), RADIOMETERS, WATER VAPOR, MAGNESIUM OXIDES, OZONE, WOOD, SAND, REFLECTION, SOILS, REFLECTOMETERS, BALLOONS, AIRBORNE, INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT, INFRARED RADIATION, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE