30 August 1993 Potential of millimetre/sub-millimetre heterodyne instruments to sound atmospheric composition
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Proceedings Volume 2104, 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; 210407 (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298439
Event: 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1993, Colchester, United Kingdom
Abstract
Changes to atmospheric composition are of central importance to stratospheric ozone depletionand to global climate change and specific measurement requirements can be identified, both forinvestigation of mechanisms and for monitoring. The attributes of heterodyne measurements atmillimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths appear particularly well suited to these requirements,especially for the important lower stratosphere/upper troposphere region, and certain criticalmolecules can be measured only at these wavelengths. Many of these attributes have already beendemonstrated at microwave and millimetre wavelengths by ground-based, aircraft, balloon and mostrecently space instruments. Technological advances are now providing access to the sub-millimetreregion as well.
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B. J. Kerridge, "Potential of millimetre/sub-millimetre heterodyne instruments to sound atmospheric composition", Proc. SPIE 2104, 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 210407 (30 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2298439; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298439
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