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Early IMK/IAA MIPAS/ENVISAT results
Author(s): Gabriele P. Stiller; Thomas von Clarmann; Theo Chidiezie Chineke; Herbert Fischer; Bernd Funke; S. Gil-Lopez; Norbert Glatthor; U. Grabowski; Michael Hoepfner; S. Kellmann; Matthias Kiefer; A. Linden; Manuel Lopez-Puertas; G. Mengistu Tsidu; Mathias Milz; T. Steck
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Paper Abstract

On March 1, 2002 the space-borne limb viewing mid-infrared high-resolution Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) has been brought on board the ENVISAT satellite into a polar sun-synchroneous orbit. Although the level-1 testing and validation phase has not been finished, ESA has made available datasets of 4 early orbits to several groups involved in MIPAS calibration/validation; the groups have been given the opportunity for functionality tests of their analysis codes. We here present some example results of the IMK/IAA MIPAS level-2 processor the concept of which is presented in a companion paper. Temperatures retrieved along the orbits are compared to ECMWF data. Processing parameters as chosen in pre-launch studies, such as cloud identification thresholds, microwindow selection, or instrument characteristics, are discussed. Preliminary retrievals for various atmospheric conditions are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4882, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VII, (18 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.465164
Show Author Affiliations
Gabriele P. Stiller, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Thomas von Clarmann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Theo Chidiezie Chineke, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Herbert Fischer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany)
Bernd Funke, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (Spain)
S. Gil-Lopez, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (Spain)
Norbert Glatthor, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
U. Grabowski, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Michael Hoepfner, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
S. Kellmann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Matthias Kiefer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
A. Linden, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany)
Manuel Lopez-Puertas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (Spain)
G. Mengistu Tsidu, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Mathias Milz, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
T. Steck, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Univ. Karlsruhe (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4882:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VII
Klaus P. Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky; Adolfo Comeron; Richard H. Picard, Editor(s)

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