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Stratospheric aerosol and gas experiment III: aerosol and trace gas measurements for the Earth Observing System
Author(s): Michael P. McCormick; William P. Chu; Joseph M. Zawodny; Lemuel E. Mauldin; Leonard R. McMaster
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Paper Abstract

The SAGE III instrument, the latest in a series of satellite-based instruments employing the self-calibrating solar occultation technique to monitor aerosols and trace gases in the atmosphere, and potential contributions to monitoring global change and other EOS objectives are described. Uses of these data are illustrated with SAGE I and II long-term ozone, aerosol, and water vapor data. The SAGE III instrument will improve the SAM II and SAGE data products with greater overall accuracy, and will provide the ability to extend these measurements over a greater height range. SAGE III will provide long-term self-calibrating global data sets from the midtroposphere to mesosphere, which will contribute greatly to the quantification and understanding of global change.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46655
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Michael P. McCormick, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
William P. Chu, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Joseph M. Zawodny, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Lemuel E. Mauldin, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Leonard R. McMaster, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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