The handbook presents spectra to be utilized for the detection and measurement of new constituents in the earth's atmosphere and to obtain data for common minor species with large gas amounts in the absorption cell (such as CH/sub 4/ and N/sub 2/O). These results can be applied in the identification of absorption features in atmospheric spectra determined over long atmospheric paths. The spectra were recorded with Fourier Transform Spectrometers which are more precise than grating spectrometers. Each molecule spectrum was plotted on two scales: a condensed scale covering the range from 75 to 300/cm in one frame, and an expanded view covering 20 or 10/cm per frame. Each plot contains the name of the molecule, chemical formula, the gas pressure, cell length, and estimated resolution of the spectrum.
Table of Contents
1.Environmental sciences; 2. Methane 3. Measuring methods 4. Nitrous oxide 5. Absorption spectra 6.Air pollution 7. Atmospheric chemistry; 8. Fourier transformation 9. Infrared spectra 10. Alkanes 11. Chalcogenides 12. Chemistry 13. Hydrocarbons 14. Integral transformations 15. Nitrogen compounds 16. Nitrogen oxides 17. Organic compounds 18. Oxides 19. Oxygen compounds 20. Pollution 21. Spectra 22. Transformations
Aaron Goldman is Assistant Professor of Biology at Oberlin College and Conservatory.