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Physics of Earth and Space Environments

Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy

Principles and Applications

Authors: Platt, Ulrich, Stutz, Jochen

  • Provides a detailed introduction to the principles underlying Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Describes the design and application of DOAS instruments as well as the evaluation and interpretation of spectra
  • Covers the recent expansion of DOAS application to the imaging of trace gas distributions by ground, aircraft, and satellite-based instruments
  • Reviews the basics of atmospheric chemistry, radiation transport, and optical spectroscopy
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About this book

Measurement techniques form the basis of our knowledge about atmospheric composition and chemistry. Presently, important questions of atmospheric chemistry center on urban pollution, free-radical chemistry, degradation of greenhouse gases and the budgets of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone.

Among the many different optical spectroscopic methods that are in use, DOAS has emerged as a universal technique to measure the concentrations of atmospheric trace gases by making use of the characteristic absorption features of gas molecules along a path of known length in the open atmosphere.

This book reviews the basics of atmospheric chemistry, radiation transport, and optical spectroscopy before detailing the principles underlying DOAS. The second part of the book describes the design and application of DOAS instruments as well as the evaluation and interpretation of spectra. The recent expansion of DOAS application to the imaging of trace gas distributions by ground, aircraft, and satellite-based instruments is also covered.

Written for graduate students and researchers with a general background in environmental physics, this book especially addresses the needs of those working in the field of atmospheric chemistry, pollution monitoring, and volcanology.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Platt, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Atmospheric Chemistry

    Platt, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 5-75

  • Interaction of Molecules with Radiation

    Platt, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 77-90

  • Radiation Transport in the Atmosphere

    Platt, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 91-112

  • Measurement Techniques for Atmospheric Trace Gas Concentrations and Other Parameters

    Platt, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 113-134

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eBook $219.00
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Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-21193-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
Book Subtitle
Principles and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Physics of Earth and Space Environments
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75776-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75776-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05946-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-21193-8
Series ISSN
1610-1677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 598
Number of Illustrations and Tables
243 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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