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Imaging spectrometers for atmosphere monitoring
Author(s): Thido Reinert; Heinrich Bovensmann; Ralf Münzenmayer; Stefan Weiss; Winfried Posselt

Paper Abstract

Atmospheric monitoring missions aim at products like O3, H2O, NO2, SO2, BrO, CH4, CO, CO2 as well as aerosols and cloud information. Depending on the application area (Ozone Monitoring, Green House Gas Monitoring, Tropospheric Composition and Air Quality, Chemistry Climate Interaction etc.) total or tropospheric columns as well as profile information is required. The user community of these data as well as their central requirements w.r.t. the payload aspects will be described. A large range of relevant passive instrument types is available, in particular imaging spectrometer, sounder and polarisation measuring systems in the UV-VIS, SWIR and TIR spectral range. Differences between instruments for dedicated missions are highlighted and evolution of requirements is explained, also in comparison with relevant existing instrumentation partly in orbit today. Aspects of technology roadmaps for instrument implementation as well as synergetic effects of instrument combinations and according mission scopes are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105671Y (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308078
Show Author Affiliations
Thido Reinert, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Heinrich Bovensmann, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Ralf Münzenmayer, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Stefan Weiss, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)
Winfried Posselt, EADS Astrium GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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