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Arthur Adel Collection

NAU.MS.334
NAU.PH.96.20


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adel, Arthur
Collection NameArthur Adel Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1909-2000.
Physical Description12 linear feet; 20 boxes 3 oversize folders; One Photograph Collection box; 0.5 linear feet
DescriptionThe Arthur Adel Collection contains biographical information, correspondence, events attended by Arthur Adel, membership of Arthur Adel to particular clubs, class rosters kept by Arthur Adel, speeches given by Arthur Adel, Lantern slides used in Adel's presentations, publications by and about Arthur Adel, data collection by Adel during his various research projects, and research collected by Arthur Adel about his field of research.
Collection NumberNAU.MS.334
NAU.PH.96.20
Language English.
Repository Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523 5551
Fax: 928 523 3770
Email: Special.Collections@nau.edu

Biographical Note

Arthur Adel was born in 1908. He attended a technical high school and later went on to earn a bachelors degree in mathematics and physics and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan.

From 1933 to 1935, Adel's conducted research at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. The research was sponsored by the University of Michigan and the Observatory. Following a post-doctoral appointment at Johns Hopkins University in 1935-36, Adel returned to Lowell until the outbreak of World War II. Adel's important research during this time included: relating absorption bands in the giant planets spectra to the chemical composition of the Jovian planets' atmospheres; identifying, calculating and photographing absorption bands caused by the fundamental vibrations (harmonics) of methane and ammonia molecules; studying the absorption of solar radiation by the Earth's atmosphere; discovering atmospheric nitrous oxide and heavy water vapor; relating the transmission of solar radiation as a function of atmospheric water vapor; delineating the first grating map of the solar telluric spectrum and the first emission spectrum of the moon; and suggesting that the moon radiates as a black body.

During World War II, Adel conducted war-related research for the United States Navy and the Office of Scientific Research and Development while teaching at the University of Michigan. Adel's accomplishments during this time included applying infrared spectroscopy to solve problems with American radar technology and establishing an observatory at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico to better study and measure atmospheric ozone.

Adel joined the faculty of Northern Arizona University in 1948. He worked at NAU until his retirement in 1976.


Scope and Content Note

The Arthur Adel Collection contains biographical information, correspondence, events attended by Arthur Adel, membership of Arthur Adel to particular clubs, class rosters kept by Arthur Adel, speeches given by Arthur Adel, Lantern slides used in Adel's presentations, publications by and about Arthur Adel, data collection by Adel during his various research projects, and research collected by Arthur Adel about his field of research.

The photo collection contains photographs of Lowell Observatory, the University of Michigan (facilities, equipment, and people), Holloman Air Force Base, building dedication.


Organization

Organized in 4 series and one photograph collection.
Record Group 1: Arthur Adel Collection.
Series I: Personal.
Series II: Publications.
Series III: Data.
Series IV: Research.
Record Group 2: Arthur Adel Photograph Collection.

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

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Related Material

American Institute of Physics Center for History


Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
Adel, Arthur, 1908---Archives.

Corporate Name(s)
Lowell Observatory.
Northern Arizona University.

Subject(s)
Astronomers--Arizona--Flagstaff--Archives.
Astronomical observatories--Arizona--Flagstaff.
Astronomy--Research.

Genre Form(s)
Articles.
Letters.
Obituaries.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Arthur Adel Collection, NAU.MS.334, Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Dept.

Arthur Adel Photograph Collection, NAU.PH.96.20, Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Dept.

Processing Information

During the fall of 2014, the original Arthur Adel Collection was reprocessed to create a cohesive collection with new Arthur Adel Material. The arrangement of the materials were significantly altered and the descriptive notes updated to reflect the new organization. The new portion of the Arthur Adel Photograph collection was incorporated into the previous organizational structure of the photograph collection.


Container List

Arthur Adel Collection, 1909-2000. Boxes 1-20
Series I: Personal, 1934-2000.
Series I contains Arthur Adel personal information, including biographies, correspondence, events, membership, class rosters, and speeches.
Subseries I: Biography & Obituaries, 1970-1995.
Subseries I contains Arthur Adel biography and obituary information.
Folders are organized by subject.
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1.1 Biographical Info & Obits, 1970-1994.
Subseries II: Correspondence, 1934-2000.
Subseries II contains correspondence between Arthur Adel and many different people.
Folders are organized by subject of the correspondence.
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1.2 Articles, 1938-1995.
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1.3 Astronauts Visit, 1979.
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1.4 Atmospheric Observatory, 1987-1992.
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1.5 Atmospheric Spectroscopy, 1940-1973.
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1.6 Biographical Information, 1940-2000.
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1.7 Climatological Data, 1940-19973.
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1.8 Colestat, 1952.
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1.9 Eclipse Expedition, 1955.
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1.10 Effective Radiation Temperature of the Ozone Region, 1954-1974.
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1.11 Equipment & Materials, 1936-1952.
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1.12 Equipment & Materials, 1952-1953.
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1.13 Equipment & Materials, 1953-1972.
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1.14 ERTOR, 1963.
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1.15 Grants, 1939-1959.
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1.16 Health, 1962.
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1.17 Johns Hopkins University, 1978-1988.
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1.18 Meteorite, 1960-1988.
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1.19 Ozone Distributions, 1960.
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1.20 Personal, 1937-1995.
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1.21 Photographs, 1935-1955.
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1.22 Positions/Contracts, 1942-1961.
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1.23 Professional, 1942-1973.
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1.24 Research Materials, 1934-1980.
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1.25 Henry Norris Russell, 1993.
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1.26 Symposiums & Societies, 1940-1990.
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1.27 24" Telescope, 1955-1989.
Subseries III: Events, 1954-1996.
Subseries III contains information about event Arthur Adel attended.
Folders are organized by subject.
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1.28 American Astronomical Society 92nd Meeting, 1955.
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1.29 American Meteorological Society 146th National Meeting, 1956.
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1.30 Arthur Adel Award for Scientific Achievement to Frank Six, 1996.
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1.31 Arthur Adel Building Dedication, 1983-1986.
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1.32 Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1959 Meeting, 1959.
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1.33 Conference on Solar-Terrestrial Relationships, 1954.
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1.34 Lowell Exhibit, n.d.
This exhibit was about Arthur Adel and appeared at the Lowell Observatory.
Subseries IV: Membership, 1943-1985.
Subseries IV contains information about the academic societies and clubs of which Arthur Adel was a member.
Folders are organized by subject.
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1.35 American Physical Society, 1943.
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1.36 The Emeritus Club of the Alumni Association (University of Michigan), 1985.
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1.37 The Explorers Club, 1978.
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1.38 Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, 1978.
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1.39 Kappa Delta Pi, 1973.
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1.40 National Physics Honor Society, n.d.
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1.41 Royal Meteorological Society, 1974.
Subseries V: Professor, 1948-1975.
Subseries IV contains class records kept by Arthur Adel.
Folders are organized by year.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.42 Class Record, 1948.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.43 Class Record, 1949.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.44 Class Record, 1951.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.45 Class Record, 1954.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.46 Class Record, 1959.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.47 Class Record, 1961.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.48 Class Record, 1966.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.49 Class Record, 1967.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.50 Class Record, 1971.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
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1.51 Class Record, 1975.
April 18, 2018: The contents of this folder have been removed and securely destroyed, as they fall within privacy protections set out by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Jonathan Pringle, Archivist
Subseries VI: Speeches, 1955.
Subseries IV contains speeches given by Arthur Adel.
Folders are organized by subject.
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1.52 Astronomical Universe, n.d.
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1.53 Pursuit of Knowledge, n.d.
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1.54 Sentimental Journey to a Remote Corner of Space, n.d.
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1.55 30,000 Miles, 1955.
Subseries V: Lantern Slides, 1949-1959.
Subseries V contains Lantern Slides, many used in presentations given by Arthur Adel.
The lantern slides are separated by "box" the box they originally were placed in.
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8.1 Lantern Slides: 42 Lantern Slides & 20 Negatives, n.d.
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8.2 Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1959 Meeting: 18 Lantern Slides & 3 Negatives, 1959.
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8.3 1949 Paper: 1 Lantern Slide & 5 Unmounted Lantern Slides, 1949.
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8.4 Lantern Slides: 14 Lantern Slides, n.d.
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8.5 Lantern Slides: 101 Lantern Slides & 2 Unmounted Lantern Slides, n.d.
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8.6 Glass-plate Negatives: 2 Glass plate Negatives, n.d.
Series II: Publications, 1933-1996.
Series II contains publications about and written by Arthur Adel.
Subseries I: About, 1934-1996.
Subseries I contains publications about Arthur Adel or in which Arthur Adel is mentioned.
Folders are organized title of publication.
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2.1 "The Adel Era," by Sarah Catton Isaacs, 1996.
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2.2 "Arthur Adel. The Man Behind the Scientist," The Pine, 1994.
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2.3 "Comet Collision," by Mike Patrick, 1994.
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2.4 "Contribution of Arthur Adel to Astronomical Infrared Spectroscopy," by Monica A. Joseph, 1973.
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2.5 "The Explorers of Mars Hill," by William Lowell Putnam, n.d.
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2.6 "Financing Arizona Higher Education," author unknown, 1981.
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2.7 "First Apollo Moon - Mission Commanders," The Pine, 1970.
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2.8 "Introduction to Astronomy in Northern Arizona," by William Graves Hoyt, 1979.
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2.9 "Laughing Gas Upstairs," Newsweek, 1948.
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2.10 "NAU Ozone Layer Finding Confirmed," The Sun, 1973.
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2.11 "New Gas is Found in the Atmosphere," by William L. Laurence, 1937.
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2.12 "Notes on Adel Spectrograph," unknown author, 1936.
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2.13 "Origin of Nitrous Oxide in the Atmosphere," by P. Hartek & S. Dondes, 1955.
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2.14 "Photos of Atoms Shown at Capital," by Williams L. Laurence, 1934.
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2.15 "Pioneer with a Purpose," by Mike Patrick, 1987.
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2.16 "Solar Science in Arizona," Arizona Highways, 1975.
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2.17 "Trainee Astronauts Complete Lunar Studies, Embark by Plane for Home," by William Hoyt, 1963.
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2.18 "Venus's Air on Earth," New York Times, 1934.
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2.19 "4 Planets Bathed in 'Coal Damp' Analysis of Atmospheres Shows," by William L. Laurence, 1934.
Subseries II: By, 1933-1995.
Subseries II contains publications written by Arthur Adel.
Folders are organized title of publication.
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2.20 "Absorption Line Width in the Infrared Spectrum of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide," by Arthur Adel, 1952.
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2.21 "Absorption Line Width in the Rotation Spectrum of Atmospheric Water Vapor," by Arthur Adel, 1947.
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2.22 "Absorption of Sunlight by the Earth's Atmosphere in the Remote Infrared Region of the Spectrum," by Arthur Adel, V.M. Slipher, and E.F. Barker, 19345.
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2.23 "Abundance of Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide at Flagstaff, Arizona," by Arthur Adel, 1959.
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2.24 "An Astronomical Spectrograph for the Amateur," by Arthur Adel, 1939.
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2.25 "Atmospheres of the Giant Planets," by Arthur Adel & V.M. Slipher, 1934.
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2.26 "Atmospheric Absorption of the Infrared Solar Radiation at the Lowell Observatory. I," by Arthur Adel, 1939.
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2.27 "Atmospheric Absorption of the Infrared Solar Radiation at the Lowell Observatory. II. The Spectral Interval: 5.5-8 MU," by Arthur Adel & C.O. Lampland, 1940.
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2.28 "Atmospheric Absorption of the Infrared Solar Radiation at the Lowell Observatory. III & IV. The Spectral Intervals: 8.0-11.8 MU & 11.0-14.0 NY," by Arthur Adel & C.O. Lampland, 1940.
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2.29 "Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide & the Nitrogen Cycle," by Arthur Adel, 1951.
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2.30 "Atmospheric Ozone & the Geomagnetic Activity Index Kp," by Arthur Adel, 1954.
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2.31 "Atmospheric Temperatures from Infrared Emission Spectra of the Moon & Earth. I. The Ozone Layer," by Arthur Adel, 1947.
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2.32 "Atmospheric Transmission at the Center of the Great Water Vapor Band at 6.3 Microns," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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2.33 "The Atmospheric Window, 16 to 24 Microns, & the Second Fundamental of Nitrous Oxide," by Arthur Adel, 1952.
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2.34 "Atmospheric Windows at 6.3 MU and 16 to 24 MU," by Arthur Adel, 1962.
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2.35 "A Comparison of the Net Radiation Losses by the Earth's Surface in the Spectral Region 5 MU - 15 MU and 14 MU - 24 MU," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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2.36 "Concerning the Carbon Dioxide Content of the Atmosphere of the Planet Venus," by Arthur Adel & V.M. Slipher, 1934.
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2.37 "Constitution of the Atmospheres of the Giant Planets," by Arthur Adel & V.M. Slipher, 1934.
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2.38 "Correlation of a Long Series of Precipitable Water Measures at the Atmospheric Research Observatory with Surface Humidity," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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2.39 "Cyclical Variations & the Non-Periodic Fire Structure of ERTOR, Effective Radiation Temperature of the Ozone Region," by Arthur Adel, 1955.
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2.40 "A Determination of the Amount of Carbon Dioxide Above the Reflecting Layer in the Atmosphere of the Planet Venus," by Arthur Adel, 1937.
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2.41 "Difference Bands in the Spectra of the Major Planets," by Arthur Adel & V.M. Slipher, 1935.
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2.42 "Effective Mean Pressure of Atmospheric Ozone," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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2.43 "Effective Radiation Temperature of Atmospheric Ozone, & the Absorption of Solar Energy by Atmospheric Ozone During the Interval 6 August 1953 to 4 September 1953," by Arthur Adel, 1953.
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2.44 "Effective Radiation Temperatures of the Ozonosphere Over New Mexico," by Arthur Adel, 1949.
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2.45 "Emission Spectra of the Earth's Surface, the Troposphere, & the Lower Stratosphere," by Arthur Adel, 1944.
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2.46 "An Estimate of the Atmospheric Window 16 MU to 24 MU," by Arthur Adel, 1947.
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2.47 "An Estimate of Transparency of the Atmospheric Window 16 MU to 24 MU," by Arthur Adel, 1947.
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2.48 "Excited-State Bands in the Atmospheric Spectra," by Arthur Adel, 1949.
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2.49 "Final Report Under Contract No. AF19(122)-198," by Arthur Adel, 1957.
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2.50 "Grating Infra-Red Measurements at Oblique Incidence Line Width in the Spectrum of N2O," by Arthur Adel & E.F. Baker, 1944.
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2.51 "The Grating Infrared Solar Spectrum VI. The Map from 14 MU to 7 MU," by Arthur Adel, 1941.
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2.52 "Grating Resolution at 6.3 Microns in the Solar-Telluric Spectrum," by Arthur Adel, 1959.
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2.53 "Grating Resolution Between 5.6 Microns & 1.9 Microns," by Arthur Adel, 1952.
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2.54 "A Heliostat for the Physics Laboratory," by Arthur Adel, 1935.
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2.55 "Identification of Carbon Monoxide in the Atmosphere Above Flagstaff, Arizona," by Arthur Adel, 1952.
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2.56 "The Importance of Certain Carbon Dioxide Bands in the Temperature Radiation from Venus," by Arthur Adel, 1941.
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2.57 "Infrared Atmospheric Studies Final Report," by Arthur Adel, 1961.
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2.58 "Infrared Observation," by Arthur Adel, n.d.
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2.59 "Infrared Parameters of Atmospheric Ozone & the Great Geomagnetic Storm of 1953," by Arthur Adel, 1995.
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2.60 "Infrared Spectrum of Carbon Dioxide. Part I," by Arthur Adel & David M. Dennison, 1933.
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2.61 "Infrared Spectrum of Carbon Dioxide. Part II.," by Arthur Adel & David M. Dennison, 1933.
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2.62 "Infrared Spectrum of the Moon," by Arthur Adel, 1945.
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2.63 "Manual for Vodaro, Vertical Ozone Distributions from the Absorption and Radiation by Ozone," by Arthur Adel, 1955.
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2.64 "A New Method for the Determination of the Vertical Distribution of Ozone from a Ground Station," by Edward S. Epstein, Charles Ergosterol, & Arthur Adel, 1955.
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2.65 "Note on the Atmospheric Oxides of Nitrogen," by Arthur Adel, 1939.
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2.66 "Note on the Distribution of Energy in Violet CN Bands in the Comet Spectra," by Arthur Adel, 1937.
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2.67 "Note on the Spectra of Jupiter & Saturn," by Arthur Adel, 1937.
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2.68 "Note on the Temperature of Venus," by Arthur Adel, 1937.
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2.69 "Note on the Variations of Atmospheric Ozone as a Function of Height," by Edward S. Epstein, Charles Ergosterol, & Arthur Adel, 1956.
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2.70 "An Observation of Variable Water-Vapor Content in Rapidly Moving Air Masses," by Arthur Adel & C.O. Lampland, 1939.
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2.71 "Observations of Atmospheric Scattering Near the Sun's Limb," by Arthur Adel, 1961.
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2.72 "On the Identification of the Methane Bands in the Solar Spectra of the Major Planets," by Arthur Adel & V.M. Slipher, 1934.
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2.73 "On the Infrared & Raman Spectra of Methyl Compounds," by Arthur Adel & E.F. Barker, 1934.
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2.74 "On the Scattering Albedoes of Planetary Atmospheres," by Arthur Adel, n.d.
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2.75 "Ozone Measurements at the Atmospheric Research Laboratory," by Arthur Adel, 1961.
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2.76 "Planetary Atmospheres & Water Cell Temperatures," by Arthur Adel & C.O. Lampland, 1941.
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2.77 "Power Spectrum Analysis of Atmospheric Ozone1," by Arthur Adel & Edward S. Epstein, 1956.
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2.78 "Power-Spectrum Analysis of Atmospheric Ozone Parameters," by Arthur Adel & Edward Epstein, 1959.
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2.79 "Preliminary Study of the Seasonal Trends of Atmospheric Minor Constituents," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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2.80 "Rates of Temperature Change in the Atmosphere Due to Radiation in the 9.6 Micron Band of Ozone1," by Arthur Adel, 1956.
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2.81 "Remarks on the Paper 'Sodium Content of the Head of the Great Daylight Comet Skjellerup 1927 K'," by Arthur Adel, V.M. Slipher & R. Ladenburg, 1938.
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2.82 "Report on the Measurement of Ozonosphere Temperatures from Grand Stations," by Arthur Adel, W.G. Dow, & N.W. Spencer, 1949.
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2.83 "Resolution of the Telluric bands w1 to w2," by Arthur Adel, 1942.
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2.84 "Resolution of the Two Different Bands of CO2 Near 10 MU," by E.F. Barker & Arthur Adel, 1933.
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2.85 "Seasonal Variation in the Absorption of Solar Radiation by Atmospheric Ozone at 9.6 Microns," by Arthur Adel, 1954.
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2.86 "Selected Topics in the Infrared Spectroscopy of the Solar System," by Arthur Adel, 1949.
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2.87 "The Solar-Terrestrial Parameter Effective Radiation Temperature of the Ozone Region" & "Evidence for Solar Variability with a Period of Ten Weeks," by Arthur Adel, 1954.
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2.88 "Vertical Ozone Distributions from Absorption & Radiation by Ozone," by Edwards S. Epstein & Arthur Adel, 1959.
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2.89 "Vibrational Energy Level System of the Linear Molecule HCN," by Arthur Adel & E.F. Barker, 1934.
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2.90 "Vibrational Energy Levels of Hydrogen Cyanide," by Arthur Adel & E.F. Barker, 1934.
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2.91 "Vibrational Isotope Effects in Three-Participle Systems. Part I & II," by Arthur Adel, 1933 & 1934.
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2.92 "Vodaro: A Summary of One Year's Data with Application to Computations of Temperature Changes in the Stratosphere," by Edward S. Epstein & Arthur Adel, n.d.
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3.1 "Vodaro Parameters, 1953-1957," by Arthur Adel, 1958.
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3.2 "Vodaro Results for August 1954 through December 1954 at the Atmospheric Research Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona," by Ewell Weems & Arthur Adel, 1959.
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3.3 "Vodaro Results for 1955 at the Atmospheric Research Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona," by Arthur Adel, 1959.
Series III: Data, 1909-1987.
Series III contains data collected by Arthur Adel.
Subseries I: Atmospheric Data, 1909-1980.
Subseries I contains data collected about the atmosphere, including Vorado & ERTOR data.
Folders are organized by subject.
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3.4 Air Masses, 1963-1968.
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3.5 Alamagardo Moon, Sun, & Atmosphere Data, 1948.
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3.6 Atmospheric Ozone Data, 1953.
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3.7 B & J Interference Filters, n.d.
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3.8 Carbon Dioxide Data, n.d.
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3.9 CO2 Reductions - Flagstaff, 1942.
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3.10 CO2 Spectrum, 1958.
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3.11 Complete Spectra, n.d.
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3.12 Complete Spectra, n.d.
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3.13 Complete Spectra, 1938.
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3.14 Complete Spectra, 1940.
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3.15 Complete Spectra, 1948.
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3.16 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.17 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.18 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.19 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.20 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.21 Complete Spectra, 1954.
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3.22 Complete Spectra, 1955.
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3.23 Complete Spectra, 1955.
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4.1 Complete Spectra, 1955.
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4.2 Complete Spectra, 1955.
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4.3 Complete Spectra, 1955.
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4.4 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.5 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.6 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.7 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.8 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.9 Complete Spectra, 1956.
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4.10 Complete Spectra, 1957.
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4.11 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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4.12 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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4.13 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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4.14 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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4.15 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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5.1 Complete Spectra, 1958.
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5.2 Complete Spectra, 1965.
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5.3 Complete Spectra, 1965.
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5.4 Complete Spectra, 1966.
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5.5 Complete Spectra, 1968.
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5.6 Cs Bar, n.d.
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5.7 Data, 1935-1941.
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5.8 ERTOR, 1953-1954.
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5.9 ERTOR, 1955.
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5.10 ERTOR, 1959.
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5.11 ERTOR - Dobson Data, 1954-1956.
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5.12 Fort Valley Precipitation Data, 1909-1939.
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5.13 Geiger Analyzer Data, 1948.
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5.14 Grating Spectra, 1940.
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5.15 Grating Spectra, 1941.
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5.16 Grating Spectra, 1957.
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5.17 Grating Spectra, 1960.
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5.18 Grating Tests at Ann Arbor, 1945.
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5.19 Grating 6.3 MU, n.d.
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5.20 Lunar Spectra, 1941.
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5.21 Mean Height of Ozone, 1953-1954.
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5.22 Near Infrared Spectrum, 1937.
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5.23 Ozone, 1955.
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5.24 Ozone Data & Colestat Testing, 1953.
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5.25 Ozone Observations, 1957-1958.
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5.26 Ozone Radiation Temperature, 1953.
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5.27 Ozone Spectrum, 1953.
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5.28 Planet Spectra, 1909-1933.
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5.29 Precipitate Water Calibrations, 1938.
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5.30 Scattering Planetary Albedoes, n.d.
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5.31 Solar Spectra, 1934.
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5.32 Solar Spectra, 1938.
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5.33 Solar Spectra, 1939.
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5.34 Solar Spectra, 1939.
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5.35 Solar Spectra, 1940.
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5.36 Solar Spectra, 1940.
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5.37 Solar Spectra, 1941.
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5.38 Solar Spectra, 1942.
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5.39 Spectral Analysis, 1980.
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5.40 Water Vapor & NH3, 1957.
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5.41 18 MU Data Reductions, 1966.
5.41 24" Telescope, 1951-1965.
Subseries II: Soil Data, 1984-1987.
Subseries II contains data collected about soil.
Folders are organized by subject.
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6.1 Forest Service Flume Data, n.d.
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6.2 Las Cruses Soil Data, 1984.
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6.3 PEN Graphs, n.d.
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6.4 Soil Data, 1989.
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6.5 Soil Texture Data, 1986-1987.
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6.6 Total Soil Nitrogen, 1984.
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6.7 Total Soil Nitrogen, 1984.
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9 ERTOR Data, 1953.
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10 ERTOR Data, 1954.
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11 ERTOR Data, 1954.
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12 ERTOR Data, 1955.
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13 ERTOR Data, 1955.
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14 ERTOR Data, 1956.
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15 ERTOR Data, 1956-1957.
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16 Ozone Data, 1953-1954.
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17 Ozone Data, 1954-1955.
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18 Ozone Data, 1955-1956.
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19 Water Vapor Data, 1953-1954.
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20 Water Vapor Data, 1954-1956.
Series IV: Research, 1920-1990.
Series IV contains research materials about Arthur Adel's fields of study.
Series IV is organized by subject of research.
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6.8 "Absorption Spectrum of Carbon Dioxide from 14 to 16 Microns 1-3", by Lewis D. Kaplan, 1947.
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6.9 "Air Mass Tables for the Lowell Observatory", by Charles Stableford, 1953.
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6.10 Arizona Observing Ladder, 1952.
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6.11 "Astrogeological Studies Annual Progress Report from August 25, 1961 to August 24, 1962", Department of the Interior, 1962.
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6.12 "Atmospheric Transmission in the 1-14 Micron Region", Ministry of Supply Telecommunications Research Establishment, 1949.
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6.13 Ceramic Insulators, n.d.
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6.14 Colestat, 1956.
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6.15 Data Retrieval Computer Searches, 1982-1983.
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6.16 "Dobson Photo-Electric Spectrophotometer for Measuring Atmospheric Ozone", R. & J. Beck Limited, 1955.
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6.17 Dome, 1925-1966.
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6.18 "Effect of Pressure on the Infra-red Absorption of Ozone & An 'Ultra-Spectrometer' Technique for Infra-red Bands", by Martin Summerfield, 1941.
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6.19 Equipment, 1940-1963.
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6.20 ERTOR Equipment, 1963.
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6.21 Fore Prism-Grating Infrared Spectrometer, 1956.
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6.22 Fore-Prism Monochromator Alignment - 60 degrees kB r, n.d.
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6.23 "A Grating Map of the Solar Spectrum from 3.0 to 5.2 Microns", by J.h. Shaw, R.M. Chapman, J.N. Howard, & M.L Oxholm, 1950.
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6.24 Grating Monochromator, 1964-1965.
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6.25 "High Altitude Infrared Transmission of the Atmosphere", Office of Naval Research, 1949.
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6.26 "High Resolution Spectral Atlas of the Solar Irradiance from 380 ti 700 Nanometers, by Jaques M. Beckers, Charles A. Bridges, & Lou B. Gilliam, 1976.
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6.27 Hydraulic Elevating Table, n.d.
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6.28 "Influence of the Temperature", unknown author, n.d.
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6.29 "Infrared Information Symposia", Office of Naval Research, 1956.
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6.30 "Infra-red Spectra of Atmospheric Gases Other Than Water Vapor", by G.B.B.M. Sutherland & G.S. Calendar, n.d.
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6.31 Infrared Spectrometer, 1951-1956.
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6.32 "Infrared Spectrum & the Molecular Configuration of N2O", by E.K. Plyler & E.F. Baker, 1931.
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6.33 Infra-red Telescope, 1952-1954.
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7.1 "Infrared Transmission Studies Final Report, Volume II: Infrared Absorption of Water Vapor", by P.J. Wyatt, V.R. Stull, & G.N. Plass, 1962.
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7.2 "Infrared Transmission Studies Final Report, Volume III: Infrared Absorption of Carbon Dioxide", by P.J. Wyatt, V.R. Stull, & G.N. Plass, 1963.
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7.3 "Infrared Transmission Studies Final Report, Volume V: Transmittance Table for Slant Paths in the Stratosphere", by Gilbert N. Plass, 1963.
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7.4 "Johns Hopkins University Physics & Astronomy", n.d.
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7.5 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 1973.
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7.6 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 1974.
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7.7 "Line Absorption and Radiative Equilibrium, II", by Jean I. King, 1952.
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7.8 "Long-Period Oscillations in the Meteor Region", by Murry L. Salby & R.G. Roper, 1979.
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7.9 "Lowell Observatory", by V.M. Slipher, 1927.
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7.10 Lowell Observatory Bulletins & Notes, Vol. V & VI, n.d.
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7.11 Lyot Filter, 1953.
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7.12 "Mars", by E.C. Slipher, 1956.
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7.13 "Mercury: Infrared Evidence for Nonsynchronous Rotation", by David Atlas, Kenneth R. Hardy, & Kenneth M. Glover, 1966.
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7.14 "Meteorologie et Ozone", by Arlette Vassy, 1961.
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7.15 "A Method of Quantitative Analysis of Atmospheric Pollution Using Astronomical Techniques", by L. Buczacz, Y.T. Hsu, M. Joseph, J. Keady, S. Keil, S.M. Kenna, R. Walsh, & W.C. Straka, 1972.
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7.16 Microfilm Reader, 1958.
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7.17 Mounting Monochrometer, 1953.
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7.18 "A New Cutting Technique for Meteoric Irons", by V.F. Buchwald, 1971.
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7.19 "Observations of Venus, Jupiter, & Saturn at 20 MU", by Frank Low, 1961.
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7.20 Ozone Bibliography, 1959.
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7.21 "Ozone Data for the World", Published by the Meteorological Branch, Department of Transport, 1960.
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7.22 Potentiometer Recorder, 1950.
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7.23 Photographic Intensity Measurement, 1932.
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7.24 Photographic Refractors, 1952.
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7.25 Physics Graduates, 1958.
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7.26 Polarization Interference Filter, n.d.
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7.27 Pot Galvanometer, n.d.
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7.28 Prismatic Ocular, 1951-1952.
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7.29 "Prism Spectrograph (Ein Einfacher Pismen Spektograph Zur Absoluten Messung Infraroter Atmospharischer Strahlung)", by Hans-Jurgen Bolle, 1959.
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7.30 Psychrometer, 1941.
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7.31 "Publications of the United States Naval Observatory, Second Series, Vol. XVII-Part VII:Photometry of Stars in Galactic Cluster Fields", by A.A. Hoag, H.L. Johnson, B. Iriarte, R.I. Mitchell, K.L. Hallam, & S. Sharpless, 1961.
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7.32 Puerto Rico - ATCA Data, 1979-1982.
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7.33 Puerto Rico - BOGR Data, 1979-1982.
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7.34 Puerto Rico - HIJA Data, 1979-1982.
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7.35 Puerto Rico - SPAI Data, 1979-1982.
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7.36 Puerto Rico Vegetation, 1979-1982.
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7.37 "Quantitative Determination of Atmospheric Gases by Infrared Spectroscopic Methods", by R.M. Goody & T.M. Wormell, 1951.
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7.38 "Research & Development in the United States Air Force", Air Rea search & Development Command, 1951.
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7.39 "Solar Spectrum from 3.3 to 4.2 Microns", by W. Benesch, J. Strong, & W.S. Benedict, 1950.
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7.40 Spectroscope, 1956.
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7.41 Telescope, 1937.
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7.42 Temperature Controller, n.d.
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7.43 "Through the Infrared with Logbook & Lantern Slides: a History of Infrared Astronomy from 1868-1960", by William M. Sinton, 1986.
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7.44 "Vertical Ozone Distribution Over Arosa", by Hans Ulrich Dutsch, 1964.
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7.45 "Vodaro Computing Methods", by Edward S. Epstein, 1957.
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7.46 24" Telescope, 1952-1990.
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Oversize Folder 1 Photometric Atlas of the Solar Spectrum from 3000 to 10000 Microns: Supplement parts 6200-6850, 1981.
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Oversize Folder 2 Photometric Atlas of the Solar Spectrum from 3000 to 10000 Microns: Supplement parts 6202-6860, 1975.
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Oversize Folder 3 Photometric Atlas of the Solar Spectrum from 3000 to 10000 Microns: Supplement parts 6859-7498, 1977.
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Oversize Folder 4 Photometric Atlas of the Solar Spectrum from 3000 to 10000 Microns: Supplement parts 7498-7994, 1979.
NAU.PH.96.20: Photographs, 1928-1990
This collection contains photographs of Lowell Observatory, the University of Michigan (facilities, equipment, and people), Holloman Air Force Base, Arizona State College/NAU (teaching), the Atmospheric Research Observatory, and the Adel Mathematics building dedication.
Digital versions of parts of this collection are available online here.
NAU.PH.96.20.1: Arthur and Catherine Adel in snow, San Francisco Peaks in Background, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.2: Arthur Adel and unknown man, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.4: Eugene Shoemaker, James Lovell, Neil Armstrong, Arthur Adel, Charles Conrad, Frank Borman, John Young. Studying lunar map, 1963.
NAU.PH.96.20.4a-4b: Arthur Adel, n.d.
NAU.PH.96.20.5: Stanley Sykes in Percival Lowell's Stevens Durea, 1928.
NAU.PH.96.20.6: Stanley Sykes and unidentified man in Percival Lowell's Stevens Durea, 1928.
NAU.PH.96.20.7: Stanley Sykes and unknown man with Percival Lowell's Stevens Durea, 1928.
NAU.PH.96.20.8: Percival Lowell's Stevens Durea at Lowell Observatory, 1928.
NAU.PH.96.20.9: Arthur Adel's laboratory at the University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.10: Arthur Adel's heliostat, located on the Physics Building at the University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.11: Arthur Adel's spectrometer, located in the second sub-basement of the Physics Building at the University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.12: Unidentified man with infrared spectrograph, at University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.13: Unidentified man with infrared spectrograph at University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.14-18: Arthur Adel and others at dinner and touring a lab, 1963.
NAU.PH.96.20.19: Arthur Adel and other faculty, University of Michigan, 1960.
NAU.PH.96.20.20-20a: Equipment, University of Michigan, 1930.
NAU.PH.96.20.21a-b: Arthur Adel's heliostat on Randall Lab (Physics), University of Michigan, 1986.
NAU.PH.96.20.22-30: Data - moved to Manuscript Collection, 1935.
NAU.PH.96.20.31: Arthur Adel with infrared spectrometer at Holloman Air Force Base, 1946.
NAU.PH.96.20.32: Arthur Adel with coelostat, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1946.
NAU.PH.96.20.32a-h: Holloman Air Force Base, Almagardo Photos, 1946.
NAU.PH.96.20.33: Arthur Adel at blackboard teaching nitrogen cycle, 1952.
NAU.PH.96.20.34: Arthur Adel with students and scientific apparatus, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.35: Two students in classroom with sun--earth model, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.36: Arthur Adel with two students and telescope, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.37: Students with telescope, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.38: Students looking through telescope, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.39: Construction of Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1949.
NAU.PH.96.20.40: Construction of Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1949.
NAU.PH.96.20.41: Atmospheric Research Observatory under construction; Arthur Adel on dome skeleton, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.41a-41g: Atmospheric Research Observatory under construction, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.42: Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.43: Atmospheric Research Observatory , 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.44: Telescope inside Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.45: Aerial view of A.R.O., showing dome of 24" telescope, and showing also Coelostat dome opened, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.45a-45r: Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.46: Infrared telescope with monochromatic removed from Cassegrain end, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.47: Unknown man with Arthur Adel, at Atmospheric Research Observatory infrared telescope, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.48: Adel & Mr. Fecker of Fecker Instruments in Pittsburgh, PA shop, 1952 ca.
NAU.PH.96.20.49: Arthur Adel in front of Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.50: Arthur Adel at controls of infrared telescope, Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1960.
NAU.PH.96.20.50a-50o: Telescope & Equipment, Atmospheric Research Observatory, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.51: Plaque on Arthur Adel Mathematics building, 1984.
NAU.PH.96.20.52: Dedication of Arthur Adel Mathematics Building. L to R: Dr. Michael Ratliff, Dr. Robert Wildey, President Eugene Hughes, Dr. Arthur Adel, John Hall, Dr. William Schulz, 1984.
NAU.PH.96.20.53: Unknown, Lewis McDonald, Eugene Hughes, Arthur Adel, Richard Hall, 1984.
NAU.PH.96.20.54: Display commemorating Arthur Adel, Adel Mathematics Building. Machine in center is rock salt prism monochromator, 1984.
NAU.PH.96.20.55: Display commemorating Arthur Adel, Adel Mathematics Building, 1984.
NAU.PH.96.20.56: Dr. Arthur Adel with meteorite, Adel Mathematics Building, 1990.
NAU.PH.96.20.57: Dr. Arthur Adel with meteorite, Adel Mathematics Building, 1990.
NAU.PH.96.20.58: Dr. Arthur Adel with meteorite, Adel Mathematics Building, 1990.
NAU.PH.96.20.59: Meteorite in Adel Mathematics Building, 1990.
NAU.PH.96.20.60: Meteorite in Adel Mathematics Building, 1990.
NAU.PH.96.20.61: Rock Salt Prism Spectrometer, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.62: Scientific equipment, 1950.
NAU.PH.96.20.63: Jupiter, n.d.
NAU.PH.96.20.63a-63b: Jupiter images, n.d.
NAU.PH.96.20.64: Meteor Crater, n.d.
NAU.PH.96.20.65: Solar Flare taken with observatory refractor, 1953.