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Kaplan et al. 1977

Kaplan, L.D., M.T. Chahine, J. Susskind, and J.E. Searl, 1977: Spectral band passes for a high precision satellite sounder. Appl. Opt., 16, 322-325, doi:10.1364/AO.16.000322.

Atmospheric temperature soundings with significantly improved ,vertical resolution can be obtained from carefully chosen narrow band-pass measurements in the 4.3-µm band of CO2 by taking advantage of the variation of the absorption coefficients, and thereby the weighting functions, with pressure and temperature. A set of channels has been found in the 4.2-µm region that is capable of yielding about 2-km vertical resolution in the troposphere. The concept of a complete system is presented for obtaining high resolution retrievals of temperature and water vapor distribution, as well as surface and cloud top temperatures, even in the presence of broken clouds.

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  author={Kaplan, L. D. and Chahine, M. T. and Susskind, J. and Searl, J. E.},
  title={Spectral band passes for a high precision satellite sounder},
  journal={Applied Optics},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ka04100j
AU  - Kaplan, L. D.
AU  - Chahine, M. T.
AU  - Susskind, J.
AU  - Searl, J. E.
PY  - 1977
TI  - Spectral band passes for a high precision satellite sounder
JA  - Appl. Opt.
JO  - Applied Optics
VL  - 16
SP  - 322
EP  - 325
DO  - 10.1364/AO.16.000322
ER  -

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