CONTENTS NOTE: Tape file name (in capitals) and number are given in brackets following section names. See Appendix B for a description of these files. 1. INTRODUCTION [INTRO, 1] 2. DATA DESCRIPTIONS [DATAXDESCRIP, 3] 2.1 ATTENUATION COEFFICIENTS 2.1.1 Atmospheric Absorption and Scattering vs. Altitude 2.1.2 Attenuation and Scattering vs. Wavelength for Water 2.2 STANDARD ATMOSPHERES 2.3 CLOUD DROP SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS: Water and Ice Particles 2.4 SOLAR SPECTRAL IRRADIANCE 2.5 SKY SPECTRAL RADIANCE 2.6 RAYLEIGH COEFFICIENTS: Air 2.7 REFRACTIVE INDICES 2.7.1 Aerosols 2.7.1.1 ADP (Ammonium Dihydrogen Phosphate) 2.7.1.2 Synthetic Aerosol 2.7.1.3 Ammonium Sulphate 2.7.1.4 Barium Fluoride 2.7.1.5 Cadmium Sulfide 2.7.1.6 Calcite 2.7.1.7 Calcium Fluoride 2.7.1.8 Dust 2.7.1.9 Fly Ash (No data files.) 2.7.1.10 Germanium 2.7.1.11 Glass 2.7.1.12 Graphite 2.7.1.13 Gypsum 2.7.1.14 KDP (Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate) 2.7.1.15 Mascagnite 2.7.1.16 Molybdenite 2.7.1.17 Polystyrene Latex 2.7.1.18 Quartz 2.7.1.19 Salt 2.7.1.20 Sapphire 2.7.1.21 Silica 2.7.1.22 Silicon 2.7.1.23 Sodium Nitrate 2.7.1.24 Zinc Sulfide 2.7.2 Air 2.7.3 Ice (includes optical, infrared, and microwave regions) 2.7.4 Liquid Water (includes optical, infrared, and microwave regions, pure water, and water from oceans, lakes, and other sources) 2.8 RELATIVE REFLECTANCE: Ice, Water 3. DATA FILE AND COMPUTER TAPE INFORMATION 3.1 GUIDE [GUIDE, 4] 3.1.1 Introduction to Tape Organization 3.1.2 Data File Structure 3.1.3 Deciphering File Names 3.1.4 Unit Notation 3.1.5 Significant Figures 3.1.6 Computer Programs: ATTENCOEF and MICRO 3.1.7 Data Retrieval Example 3.1.8 Data Table Examples 3.2 DATA FILE FORMATS [FORMATS, 5] 3.2.1 Attenuation Coefficients 3.2.1.1 Atmospheric 3.2.1.2 Water 3.2.2 Standard Atmospheres 3.2.3 Cloud Drop Size Distributions 3.2.4 Solar Spectral Irradiance 3.2.5 Sky Spectral Radiance 3.2.6 Rayleigh Coefficients: Air 3.2.7 Refractive Indices 3.2.7.1 Aerosols 3.2.7.2 Air 3.2.7.3 Ice (includes microwave region) 3.2.7.4 Liquid H2O (includes microwave region) 3.2.8 Relative Reflectance: Ice, H2O 4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS [THANKS, 6] 5. REFERENCES [REF, 7] APPENDIX A: List of Files on Atmospheric Handbook Computer Tape, listed by file number [LISTFILE0, tape files 0 and 8] APPENDIX B: Computer Tape File Descriptions [FILEXDESCRIP, 9] APPENDIX C: FORTRAN Code for Program ATTENCOEF (and Related Subroutines): Atmospheric Absorption and Scattering Coefficients [APPENDIXC, 218] APPENDIX D: FORTRAN Code for Program MICRO (and Related Subroutines): Select Ice Water Refractive Indices in the Microwave Region [APPENDIXD, 219] APPENDIX E: List of Useful Atmospheric Constants and Conversions [FACTS, 220]