Spectroscopic Measurements of Stratospheric Nitric Oxide and Water Vapor

Science  14 Jun 1974:
Vol. 184, Issue 4142, pp. 1173-1176
DOI: 10.1126/science.184.4142.1173


Spectroscopic measurements have been made of the nitric oxide and water vapor concentrations in the stratosphere at an altitude of 28 kilometers. The measurements, carried out in situ with the use of a spin flip Raman laser, represent the first accurate determination of nitric oxide as a function of time (as the sun rose) from about 6: 30 to 14: 00 C. D. T.