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Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding for ENVISAT-1
Author(s): Martin J. Endemann; Guenter Lange; B. Fladt
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Paper Abstract

MIPAS, the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding, is a high-resolution Fourier-Transform spectrometer designed to measure concentration profiles of atmospheric constituents on a global scale. It will observe the atmospheric emissions from the Earth horizon (limb) throughout the mid infrared region (685 - 2410 cm-1, 14.6 - 4.15 micrometers ), which will allow the simultaneous measurement of more than 20 atmospheric trace gases, including the complete NOy-family and several CFC's. MIPAS will provide global data coverage, including in particular the polar regions, where the stratospheric chemistry is currently exhibiting alarming changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185294
Show Author Affiliations
Martin J. Endemann, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Guenter Lange, DASA (Germany)
B. Fladt, Dornier/DASA (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2209:
Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy
Guy Cerutti-Maori; Philippe Roussel, Editor(s)

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