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Limb emission spectroscopy with the balloon-borne Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding
Author(s): Felix Friedl-Vallon; Thomas von Clarmann; Herbert Fischer; Ch. Fritzsche; Hermann Oelhaf; C. Piesch; Meinhard Seefeldner; Dieter Rabus; W. Voelker
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Paper Abstract

A cryogenic high spectral resolution Fourier Transform Spectrometer for limb emission measurements from a balloon platform in the mid-IR-region is described. The payload consists of a line-of-sight stabilization system, a telescope, a double-pendulum-interferometer, a detector system, and fast onboard signal-processing electronics. Sufficient sensitivity is achieved by cooling the optical system to 200 K with solid carbondioxide, by using liquid helium-cooled detectors and by splitting up the spectral coverage in bands. Calibration is performed by using space and blackbody measurements. Four successful balloon flights have been undertaken from Aire sur l'Adour, France and Esrange, Sweden between May 1989 and March 1992. All flights have provided information about a variety of trace gases involved in the ozone depletion process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1715, Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140197
Show Author Affiliations
Felix Friedl-Vallon, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Thomas von Clarmann, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Herbert Fischer, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Ch. Fritzsche, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Hermann Oelhaf, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
C. Piesch, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Meinhard Seefeldner, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Dieter Rabus, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
W. Voelker, Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1715:
Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry

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