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dc.contributor.advisorLlewellyn, Edward J.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorDegenstein, Douglas A.en_US
dc.creatorLamont, Kirken_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-30T12:18:05Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:55:53Z
dc.date.available2008-08-31T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:55:53Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08302007-121805en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the characterization and calibration of the MOPITT-A instrument which uses the technique of correlation spectroscopy to ensure carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. A theoretical model is developed for the instrument and compared to MOPITT-A measurements collected under controlled laboratory conditions, which were designed to emulate atmospheric signals. It is shown that the model and measurements are in very good agreement with each other and that the MOPITT-A instrument behaves as expected. It was found that the gain of the instrument varies with time. The cause of the gain variation is not known but it is suggested that frosting inside the detector nest would be consistent with the observed nature of the variation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLMCen_US
dc.subjectlength modulated cellen_US
dc.subjectspectroscopyen_US
dc.subjectcorrelationen_US
dc.subjecttransferen_US
dc.subjectradiativeen_US
dc.subjectMOPITT-Aen_US
dc.titleValidation of the MOPITT-A instrument through radiative transfer modelling and laboratory calibrationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberManson, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoustov, Alexandre V. (Sasha)en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChen, Lien_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBradley, Michael P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSofko, George J.en_US


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