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J. H. Shaw
M. T. Chahine
C. B. Farmer
L. D. Kaplan
P. W. Schaper
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R. A. McClatchey


Atmospheric temperature profiles, obtained from spectral radiances of the earth between 2160 and 2360 cm−1 measured by a balloonborne, multi-detector, grating spectrometer at 3.5 mb during a 6-hr flight, are described. Representative profiles obtained both before and after sunrise and for clear and cloudy skies show that atmospheric temperatures accurate to ∼2K can be inferred. The variations of surface temperature during the flight are discussed.

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