Spectrally resolved observations of atmospheric emitted radiance in the H2O rotation band

Year: 2008

Authors: Bhawar R., Bianchini G., Bozzo A., Cacciani M., Calvello M.R., Carlotti M., Castagnoli F., Cuomo V., Di Girolamo P., Di Iorio T., Di Liberto L., di Sarra A., Esposito F., Fiocco G., Fuà D., Grieco G., Maestri T., Masiello G., Muscari G., Palchetti L., Papandrea E., Pavese G., Restieri R., Rizzi R., Romano F., Serio C., Summa D., Todini G., Tosi E.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegeneria e Fisica dell\’Ambiente, Università della Basilicata, I-85100 Potenza, Italy; Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino Firenze, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna, I-40127 Bologna, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma La Sapienza, I-40136 Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ed Inorganica, Università di Bologna, I-40136 Bologna, Italy; Istituto di Metodologie per l\’Analisi Ambientale, CNR, I-85050 Tito Scalo Potenza, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, I-00143 Rome, Italy

Abstract: This paper presents the project Earth Cooling by Water Vapor Radiation, an observational programme, which aims at developing a database of spectrally resolved far infrared observations, in atmospheric dry conditions, in order to validate radiative transfer models and test the quality of water vapor continuum and line parameters. The project provides the very first set of far-infrared spectral downwelling radiance measurements, in dry atmospheric conditions, which are complemented with Raman Lidar-derived temperature and water vapor profiles. Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.

Journal/Review: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS

Volume: 35 (4)      Pages from: L04812-1  to: L04812-5

KeyWords: Atmospheric temperature; Mathematical models; Optical radar; Radiative transfer; Water vapor, Atmospheric emitted radiance; Water vapor continuum; Water vapor radiation, Atmospheric radiation, database; downwelling; infrared spectroscopy; lidar; radiative transfer; Raman spectroscopy; water vapor
DOI: 10.1029/2007GL032207

Citations: 40
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