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Karlsruhe optimized and precise radiative transfer algorithm: I. Requirements, justification, and model error estimation
Author(s): Gabriele P. Stiller; Michael Hoepfner; Martin Kuntz; Thomas von Clarmann; Georg Echle; Herbert Fischer; Bernd Funke; Norbert Glatthor; Frank Hase; Holger Kemnitzer; Sabine Zorn
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Paper Abstract

We present the Karlsruhe Optimized and Precise Radiative transfer Algorithm (KOPRA) which has been specifically developed for data analysis of the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) going to be launched on ESA's polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite 1 (ENVISAT-1) in 1999. KOPRA has been designed to account for the particular instrument requirements of MIPAS and the observation scenarii during the ENVISAT mission, in particular with respect to the viewing direction and the altitude coverage of the atmosphere. The conceptual details of KOPRA, which reflect the requirements set up by the instrument design details, the observation scenarii, and the link to a retrieval concept with high flexibility, are presented. The forward model error due to discarding individual physical processes and properties of the atmosphere as well as an over-all error budget with respect to these parameters is assessed in order to demonstrate the improvements of retrieval accuracy expected by usage of KOPRA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317754
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriele P. Stiller, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Michael Hoepfner, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Martin Kuntz, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Thomas von Clarmann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Georg Echle, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Herbert Fischer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Bernd Funke, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Glatthor, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Frank Hase, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Holger Kemnitzer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Sabine Zorn, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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