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Atmospheric transmission at submillimetre wavelengths from Mauna Kea

Naylor, D. A., Davis, G. R., Gom, B. G., Clark, T. A. and Griffin, Matthew Joseph 2000. Atmospheric transmission at submillimetre wavelengths from Mauna Kea. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 315 (3) , pp. 622-628. 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2000.03436.x

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Abstract

The submillimetre atmospheric transmission spectrum above Mauna Kea has been measured at a resolution of 0.005 cm−1 (150 MHz) with a Fourier transform spectrometer at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, using the Sun as a source. Column abundances of O2, H2O and O3 determined from these spectra are found to be in excellent agreement with independent measurements. The derived column abundances have been used as inputs to the atmospheric spectral modelling program fascod. The synthetic transmission spectrum is found to be in excellent agreement with the measured spectrum, and provides a template for submillimetre observations from the JCMT.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: atmospheric effects; instrumentation: interferometers; techniques: spectroscopic
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0035-8711/ (accessed 20/02/2014).
Publisher: Royal Astronomical Society
ISSN: 0035-8711
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:12
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10936

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