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Investigations on frequency and energy references for a space-borne integrated path differential absorption lidar
Author(s): Andreas Fix; Renaud Matthey; Axel Amediek; Gerhard Ehret; Florian Gruet; Christoph Kiemle; Volker Klein; Gaetano Mileti; Joao Pereira do Carmo; Mathieu Quatrevalet

Paper Abstract

For a prediction of the rate of climate change during the 21st century, there is an urgent need to better understand the global carbon cycle, in particular the processes that control the carbon flows between the various reservoirs, and their interactions with the climate system. Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) represents the main atmospheric phase of this biogeochemical cycle. Due to human activities, the concentration of this most important of the Earth’s greenhouse gases has grown from a pre-industrial average atmospheric mole fraction of about 280 parts per million volume (ppm) to 390.5 ppm in 2011 which is an increase of 40%. CO2 contributes to ~63% to the overall global radiative forcing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105630A (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304145
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Andreas Fix, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Renaud Matthey, Univ. de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Axel Amediek, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Gerhard Ehret, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Florian Gruet, Univ. de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Christoph Kiemle, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Volker Klein, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Gaetano Mileti, Univ. de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Joao Pereira do Carmo, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Mathieu Quatrevalet, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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