Accession Number : ADA114160

Title :   Laser Propagation Research. Volume I. Slant Path Transmission Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar-Oct 80,

Corporate Author : OPTIMETRICS INC ANN ARBOR MI

Personal Author(s) : Gutman,William M ; Hanley,Stephan T

PDF Url : ADA114160

Report Date : Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An existing Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) data base of slant path atmospheric transmission spectra using the sun as a source is described. Recent improvements to the FTS measurements system are discussed and results of pyroelectric radiometer measurements of slant path solar transmission are reviewed. Slant path atmospheric transmission modeling developments and use of these models in the interpretation of slant path FTS transmission data are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric physics, *Light transmission, *Solar spectrum, *Fourier spectroscopy, *Laser beams, Fourier spectrometers, Fourier transformation, Data bases, Paths, Slant range, Measurement, Radiometers, Gases, Water vapor, Density, Concentration(Composition), Absorption coefficients, Line spectra, Extinction, Models, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE