Opacity of the Earth's atmosphere

  1. Hi all,

    Does anyone know of a reliable tabulation of the opacity of the Earth's atmosphere (for example at zenith distance zero) as a function of wavelength from 100nm to 1 micron? Obviously the opacity varies with different conditions but something like a US Standard Atmosphere model would suffice for my needs.

    Thanks in advance,

    Natski
     
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  4. Ah yes this looks very useful, thanks. Looking at http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/software/lowtran/lowtran7.16 as an example, there does not seem to be a key as to what the columns actually mean. Do you know what each column represents here?

    Natski
     
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