Remote Measurement of Trace Gases With the JPL Laser Absorption Spectrometer

  • M. S. Shumate
  • W. B. Grant
  • R. T. Menzies
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 39)


Measurement of anthropogenic trace gases in the troposphere has become an increasingly difficult problem due to the need for extensive data from large regions Atmospheric models for the study of air pollution are becoming more sophisticated and require large amounts of input data collected over extended volumes of the troposphere. The need for an instrument capable of rapid monitoring the atmosphere in a region is obvious. The work reported in this paper represents the results of efforts to develop an instrument which is capable of remotely measuring gases in the troposphere.


Ozone Concentration Remote Measurement Waveguide Laser Ozone Measurement NASA Langley Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Shumate
    • 1
  • W. B. Grant
    • 1
  • R. T. Menzies
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyJet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA

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