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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1966
  • pp: 385–391

Atmospheric Transmission in the CO2 Bands Between 12 μ and 18 μ

S. Roland Drayson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 385-391 (1966)

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Calculations have been made of high-resolution transmission in the CO2 absorption bands between 12 μ and 18 μ by direct integration across the bands, for both homogeneous and atmospheric slant paths. Mixed Doppler-Lorentz broadening has been used at pressures lower than 100 mb. A method to eliminate the Curtis-Godson approximation has been developed and applied to the slant-path calculations. Comparisons have been made with previous theoretical and experimental data, and reasons for the discrepancies are discussed.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 23, 1965
Published: March 1, 1966

S. Roland Drayson, "Atmospheric Transmission in the CO2 Bands Between 12 μ and 18 μ," Appl. Opt. 5, 385-391 (1966)

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