Radiative Properties of Air

  • Rolf K. M. Landshoff
  • John L. Magee


In this volume we present a compilation of data needed for the quantitative description of thermal radiation phenomena in heated air, over a wide range of temperature and density. Use of a temperature to describe the state of the air implies some type of partial thermal equilibrium. In the case of complete thermal equilibrium, there can be only an uninteresting homogeneous system with no net transport of radiation at all. The results presented in this volume have been obtained with the assumption that the air is in a state of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) which means that the matter is in a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution that is characterized by a single temperature.*


Absorption Coefficient Photon Energy Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium Band System Spectroscopic Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf K. M. Landshoff
    • 1
  • John L. Magee
    • 2
  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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