Abstract

A nonlinear least-squares fitting procedure has been used to derive the stratospheric N2O mixing ratio profile from balloon-borne solar absorption spectra and laboratory spectra near 1880 cm−1. The atmospheric spectra were recorded during sunset from a float altitude of 33 km with the University of Denver 0.02-cm−1 resolution interferometer near Alamogordo, N.M. (33°N), on 10 Oct. 1979. The laboratory data were used to determine the N2O line intensities. The measurements indicate an N2O mixing ratio of 264 ppbv near 15 km decreasing to 155 ppbv near 28 km.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Atmospheric ozone profiles from high resolution UV spectra obtained with a balloon-borne spectrometer

J. R. Gillis, A. Goldman, W. J. Williams, and D. G. Murcray
Appl. Opt. 21(3) 413-420 (1982)

Balloon-borne infrared measurements of the vertical distribution of N2O in the atmosphere*

A. Goldman, D. G. Murcray, F. H. Murcray, and W. J. Williams
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63(7) 843-846 (1973)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription