SCRIBE DATA VALIDATION AND ANALYSIS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
3710
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atmospheric & Environmental Re
840 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, 02139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr L D Kaplan/r G Isaacs
 (617) 547-6207
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF THE UNIQUE SCRIBE HIGH RESOLUTION ATMOSPHERIC EMISSION SPECTRA AND ITS DIURNAL VARIATION IN SEVERAL APPLICATIONS. WE WILL VALIDATE THE SPECTRA BY COMPARISON WITH CALCULATED REFERENCE SYNTHETIC SPECTRA AND WITH OTHER SYNTHETIC SPECTRA. WE WILL CHECK TO SEE WHETHER DISCREPANCIES CAN BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED BY VARYING THE PROFILES OF TRACE GASES, AND WHETHER ANY REMAINING DISCREPANCIES SUGGEST CHANGES IN THE AFGL SPECTRAL LINE PARAMETERS COMPILATION. WE WILL USE VERY OPAQUE AND VERY TRANSPARENT PARTS OF THE SPECTRA TO OBTAIN INDEPENDENT CALIBRATION POINTS. WE WILL SEARCH FOR UNEXPLAINED LINES AND ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THE RESPONSIBLE CONSTITUENT FROM OUR ESTIMATES OF ITS VARIATION WITH HEIGHT, AND FROM LINE SPACING AND INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION. IN PARTICULAR, WE WILL SEARCH FOR LINES OF PHOTOCHEMICALLY ACTIVE MOLECULES WITH EXPECTED DIURNAL VARIATION, TO HELP UNDERSTAND OZONE-RELATED PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND DIURNAL VARIATIONS OF STRATOSPHERIC TRANSPARENCY. WE WILL DEVELOP AND TEST ALGORITHMS FOR RETRIEVING COMPOSITION AND TEMPERATURE PROFILES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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