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Optical techniques for global and regional monitoring of ambient concentrations of pollutants or atmospheric constituents present the unique advantage of non-intrusive remote sensing capability, high specificity and sensitivity, and almost real-time response. The operational characteristics of two different optical monitors for trace gas measurements, a Brewer spectrophotometer and a tunable diode infrared laser (TDL) monitor, are described. Examples of measurements of O(3) and NO(2) with the Brewer instrument and of NH(3) with the TDL system are presented and discussed.

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Authors: CAPPELLANI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, Vol. 11 (1993) Nos. 1-3, pp. 93-116
Record Number: 199410024 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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