John E Harries

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We present a new derivation of the foreign-broadened water vapour continuum in the far-infrared (far-IR) pure rotation band between 24 μm and 120 μm (85-420 cm(-1)) from field data collected in flight campaigns of the Continuum Absorption by Visible and IR radiation and Atmospheric Relevance (CAVIAR) project with Imperial College's Tropospheric Airborne(More)
The evolution of the Earth's climate has been extensively studied, and a strong link between increases in surface temperatures and greenhouse gases has been established. But this relationship is complicated by several feedback processes-most importantly the hydrological cycle-that are not well understood. Changes in the Earth's greenhouse effect can be(More)
As part of a feasibility study for a far-infrared Fourier-transform spaceborne spectrometer, the criteria that drive the choice of the instrument configuration have been identified as broadband operation, dual input and output ports, optics of the interferometer with full tilt compensation, and measurement of both planes of polarization of the source on a(More)
Encrusted catheters from nine female patients were the source of samples of deposits which were examined by X-ray diffraction, atomic absorption spectroscopy, infra-red spectroscopy and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. In eight samples the only crystalline phase which could be clearly distinguished by X-ray diffraction was(More)
The paper describes the results and methods of work which has been in progress during the past five years at the U.K. National Physical Laboratory and Queen Mary College, London on the submillimeter spectrum and its application to atmospheric and astrophysical problems. The paper begins with descriptions of the spectroscopic techniques evolved and used,(More)
The paper considers the application of broadband emission radiometry in the submillimeter (very far infrared) spectral region for studies of stratospheric water vapor. The detailed spectroscopy of the region is discussed and the effects of spectral contamination due to emission lines of other constituents, notably O(3) and O(2), and to a lesser extent N(2),(More)
A new UV-visible spectrometer system that measures the absorption of light from stars and planets by constituents in the Earth's atmosphere is described. Because it can be used to make measurements at night, the system has a significant advantage for measuring polar constituents in winter, when conditions that might give rise to ozone loss are initiated.(More)
A recent comparison between data taken by two different satellite instruments, the Interferometric Monitor of Greenhouse Gases (IMG) that flew in 1997 and the Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS) that flew in 1970, showed evidence of a change in the clear-sky greenhouse radiative forcing due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations between(More)