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Spectroscopy from Space : NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry - Jean Demaison

Spectroscopy from Space

NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

By: Jean Demaison (Editor), Kamil Sarka (Editor), Edward A. Cohen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st May 2001
ISBN: 9780792369936
Number Of Pages: 356

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Many satellites have recently been launched or are in preparation, which operate in the microwave to IR ranges, the main objective being to observe the earth's atmosphere or interstellar clouds. Analysis of the data they supply requires extensive laboratory work because we still only have sufficiently accurate data (line positions, intensities, and profiles) for only a few species. Furthermore, the observer community is making increasing calls for laboratory data, as new development open up new observational possibilities (such as submillimeter observation). Research on these subjects involves many different areas of specialisation in fields of research that generate a wealth of data. In Spectroscopy from Space the people responsible for field observations explain which results they are expecting from their measurements and how laboratory people can help them to analyse their satellite data. Laboratory spectroscopists explain why what they can do now, and what kinds of experiment and theoretical development that might undertake to meet the needs of the remote sensing community. The problems of distributing reliable laboratory data in a timely way are also addressed.

Preface
Interstellar Chemistry
The Millimeter, Submillimeter and Far-Infrared Spectrum of Interstellar and Circumstellar Clouds
Submillimeter and Far-Infrared Observing Platforms for Astronomy
Millimeter and Submillimeter Spectroscopy in Support of Upper Atmospheric Research
Laboratory Submillimeter-wave Spectroscopy
Assignment and Analysis of Complex Rotational Spectra
Determination of Molecular Parameters from Experimental Spectra Possible Problems and Solutions
Methanol Spectroscopy from Microwave to Infrared - Fundamentals and Applications
Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE): an Overview
Spectroscopic Measurements with MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding)
Infrared Emission Spectroscopy
Infrared Spectroscopy in the Atmosphere
High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy
High Resolution Infrared Laboratory Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Constituents at DLR
Review on the Existing Spectroscopic Databases for Atmospheric Applications
Spectroscopic Measurements from Space with the Focus Sensor System to Analyse Gas and Smoke Properties of High Temperatures Events
Simulation of Air Pollution in a Wind Tunnel
Anharmonicity in the Vibrational Spectra of C60 and its Implications in Laboratory Spectroscopy and Astrophysics
Cream or Reality: Complete Basis Set Full Configuration Interaction Potential Energy Hypersurfaces
Optically Active Hydrogen Bonded Complexes in the Atmosphere
List of Contributors
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792369936
ISBN-10: 0792369939
Series: NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 31st May 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.51