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ARIES: an airborne infrared interferometer to prepare for future satellite instruments
Author(s): Jonathan A. Smith; Steven H. S. Wilson; Peter Joseph Rayer; Nigel C. Atkinson
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Paper Abstract

In preparation for new meteorological infrared satellite sounders (such as the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer, IASI) an interferometer has been mounted on the Meteorological Office's research aircraft. Early development of assimilation software will allow the new satellite data to be used at numerical weather prediction centers soon after launch. ARIES, the Airborne Research Interferometer Evaluation System, with a 1 cm-1 wavenumber resolution over 600 to 3000 cm-1 wavenumbers (wavelength 16(DOT)7 to 3(DOT)3 micrometer) is described. Preliminary data are compared with results from a line by line radiative transfer model using the atmospheric profile measured by the aircraft, (which can also measure cloud in-situ).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3220, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II, (1 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.301138
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan A. Smith, UK Meterological Office (United Kingdom)
Steven H. S. Wilson, UK Meterological Office (United Kingdom)
Peter Joseph Rayer, UK Meterological Office (United Kingdom)
Nigel C. Atkinson, UK Meterological Office (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3220:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II
Joanna D. Haigh, Editor(s)

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