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MOPITT validation using ground-based IR spectroscopy
Author(s): Eamonn McKernan; Leonid Yurganov; Boyd T. Tolton; James R. Drummond
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Paper Abstract

MOPITT is a nadir-viewing gas correlation radiometer due to be launched aboard the EOS Terra platform. The feasibility of MOPITT data validation using ground-based sun-viewing spectrometers of moderate resolution is investigated. Several instruments with a spectral resolution of approximately 0.2 cm-1 are now operating in Russia and in China for the monitoring of CO and CH4. A spectrometer of this type has been tested and improved at the University of Toronto. It has also been compared with other spectroscopic instruments in field conditions. The results of these comparisons, and the prospects for further work are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3756, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III, (20 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366407
Show Author Affiliations
Eamonn McKernan, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Leonid Yurganov, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Boyd T. Tolton, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
James R. Drummond, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3756:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III
Allen M. Larar, Editor(s)

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