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Peter Black, Lee Harrison, Mark Beaubien, Robert Bluth, Roy Woods, Andrew Penny, Robert W. Smith, and James D. Doyle

(IR) band. This window is not entirely transparent to atmospheric water vapor and oxygen, the two main atmospheric emission sources in this band. The Twin Otter was equipped with an Infrared Radiation Radiometer (IRT) covering a narrower IR band from 9 to 11 μ m, which is somewhat less sensitive to water vapor. The oscillation of the Twin Otter SSTir during the descent, superimposed onto a linear increase, suggests the possibility that the spiral descent occurred near a cloud boundary. The XDD

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