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Remote sensing of temperature and pressure by the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III
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Paper Abstract

The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III will make multi-spectral measurements of the oxygen A-band absorption feature near 762 nm that can be used to retrieve profiles of temperature and pressure. The retrieval algorithm is based on a global fitting technique that uses a non-linear least squares procedure to simultaneously fit measured absorptivities from all spectral channels and slant paths. The feasibility of this approach is demonstrated through a series of simulated retrievals using synthetic measurements with realistic noise. An assessment of the expected uncertainties associated with the retrieved temperature and pressure data products is also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3867, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IV, (8 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373074
Show Author Affiliations
Michael C. Pitts, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Larry W. Thomason, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3867:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IV
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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