Abstract

The far ir nighttime absorption spectrum of the earth's atmosphere above 14 km is determined from observations of the bright moon. The spectra were obtained using a Michelson interferometer attached to a 30 -cm telescope aboard a high-altitude jet aircraft. Comparison with a single-layer model atmosphere implies a vertical column of 3.4 ± 0.4 μm of percipitable water on 30 August 1971 and 2.4 ± 0.3 μm of precipitable water on 6 January 1972.

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