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LIFT a future atmospheric chemistry sensor

Paper Abstract

Natural and anthropogenic trace constituents play an important role for the ozone budget and climate as well as in other problems of the environment. In order to prevent the dramatic impact of any climate change, exchange processes between the stratosphere and troposphere as well as the distribution and deposition of tropospheric trace constituents are investigated.

The Limb Infrared Fourier Transform spectrometer (LIFT) will globally provide calibrated spectra of the atmosphere as a function of the tangent altitude.

LIFT field of view will be 30 km × 30 km. The resolution is 30 km in azimuth corresponding to the full field of view, and 2 km in elevation, obtained by using a matrix of 15×15 detectors. The instrument will cover the spectral domain 5.7-14.7 μm through 2 different bands respectively 13.0-9.5 μm, 9.5-5.7 μm.

With a spectral resolution of 0.1 cm-1, LIFT is a high class Fourier Transform Spectrometer compliant with the challenging constraints of limb viewing and spaceborne implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 1056807 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307979
Show Author Affiliations
E. Pailharey, Alcatel Space (France)
F. Châteauneuf, ABB AAS (Canada)
D. Aminou, ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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