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Volume 8, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1863–1874, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1863-2015
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1863–1874, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-1863-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Apr 2015

Research article | 23 Apr 2015

Zeeman effect in atmospheric O2 measured by ground-based microwave radiometry

F. Navas-Guzmán et al.
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In this work we study the Zeeman effect on stratospheric O2 using ground-based microwave radiometer measurements. The interaction of the Earth magnetic field with the oxygen dipole leads to a splitting of O2 energy states which polarizes the emission spectra. A special campaign was carried out in order to measure for the first time the polarization state of the radiation due to the Zeeman effect in the main isotopologue of oxygen from ground-based microwave measurements.
In this work we study the Zeeman effect on stratospheric O2 using ground-based microwave...
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