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Design of the Atmospheric Chemsitry Experiment instrument
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment is the mission selected by the Canadian Space Agency for its new science satellite, SCISAT-1. Dr. Peter Bernatch of the University of Waterloo is the ACE Principal Investigator, and ABB Bomem is the prime contractor for the development of the ACE main instrument, a Fourier-Transform Spectrometer. The principal goal of the ACE mission is to measure and understand the chemical and dynamical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the upper troposphere and stratosphere. A comprehensive set of simultaneous measurements of trace gases, thin clouds, aerosols and temperature will be made by solar occultation from a satellite in a low Earth orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4131, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VIII, (16 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406556
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques G. Giroux, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Marc-Andre A. Soucy, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Francois Chateauneuf, ADD Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Victor A. Wehrle, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4131:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VIII
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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