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1 September 1991 High-resolution studies of atmospheric IR emission spectra
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Atmospheric emission spectra obtained with two different spectrometer systems are presented. The first system (the BOMEM Michelson interferometer) is designed for emission work. Spectra were obtained under adverse conditions in the Antarctic, and are still of good absolute accuracy. The second system (a modified Bruker Instruments IFS120 very high spectral resolution interferometer) demonstrates the sensitivity that can be achieved even at higher spectral resolution. This system shows that mid-IR atmospheric emission spectra can be obtained with a good SNR in a reasonable length of time at a relatively high resolution. A properly designed high resolution system should achieve high accuracy, sensitivity, and resolution, thereby permitting measurements of many atmospheric constituents when solar spectra cannot be obtained.
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Frank J. Murcray, F. H. Murcray, Aaron Goldman, Ronald D. Blatherwick, and David G. Murcray "High-resolution studies of atmospheric IR emission spectra", Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991);

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