Infrared extinction spectra of aerosols with relevance to planetary and lunar atmospheres. I: Single-component aerosols

Kerry J. Knox, E. Kathrin Lang, Ruth Signorell

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Mid-infrared extinction spectra (500–6000 cm−1) of a series of single-component aerosol particle ensembles representative of those found in a range of planetary and lunar atmospheres are presented. The aerosols were generated in the laboratory via condensation from the gas phase in a bath gas cooling cell, and the spectra recorded using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. This paper is the first in a series aimed towards building a spectral database for use in remote sensing of aerosols. The aerosol substances included here are methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, ethylene, acetylene, carbon dioxide, ammonia and sulfur dioxide
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Astronomical Data
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2012


  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • Cloud condensates
  • Planets and satellites

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