polar atmospheric research

Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR) Spectrometer at IRF, Kiruna

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The FT-IR spectrometer is operated by IRF Kiruna in collaboration with:
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Germany, and the
Solar Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Japan.
The FT-IR spectrometer in the optical laboratory records atmospheric absorption spectra using the sun or the moon as the infra-red light source. From these spectra, one can determine the abundances of some 30 different molecular trace gases present in the lower atmosphere.

Responsible scientist at IRF: Dr Uwe Raffalski

Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Box 812
SE-981 28 Kiruna
Phone: +46-980-79021
Fax: +46-980-79050
e-mail: uwe.raffalski*irf.se

Last modified: webmaster*irf.se, 2011-07-25