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NOPE: a new inversion method for the total attenuation profile retrieval in atmospheric tomography from space-borne experiments
Author(s): Didier Fussen
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Paper Abstract

The tomography of the Earth's atmosphere by the solar occultation method leads to a highly non-linear inverse problem if the full solar disc is used as the light source. Well known heuristic methods like Chahine's algorithm or onion peeling fail to solve the inversion. We present a new method referred to as NOPE (for natural orthogonal polynomial expansion) that addresses this class of inverse problems by focusing on the morphological content of the unknown profile and allowing also a fine tuning of the a priori information.

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Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2582, Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228526
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Didier Fussen, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2582:
Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II
Richard P. Santer, Editor(s)

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