R. Hughes, et al.
ACE infrared spectral atlases of the Earth׳s atmosphere
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 148, 18-21, 2014; doi:,
Fourier transform spectrometer


Five infrared atmospheric atlases are presented using solar occultation spectra from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) in low earth orbit. The spectral atlases were created for Arctic summer, Arctic winter, mid-latitude summer, mid-latitude winter and the tropics. Each covers the spectral range from 700 to 4400 cm−1 and consists of 31 spectra that span an altitude range of 6–126 km in 4-km altitude intervals. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio, each spectrum in the atlas is an average of at least several hundred individual ACE-FTS limb transmission spectra. Representative plots in pdf format at 10 km (troposphere), 30 km (stratosphere), 70 km (mesosphere), and 110 km (lower thermosphere) are also available.


  author = "R. Hughes and P. Bernath and C. Boone",
  title = "ACE infrared spectral atlases of the Earth׳s atmosphere",
  year = 2014,
  journal = "Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer",
  volume = 148,
  pages = "18-21",
  month = "Nov",
  keywords = "Fourier transform spectrometer",
  doi = "",
  url = ""
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