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Remote sensing of vertical profiles of atmospheric trace constituents with MIPAS limb emission spectrometers
Author(s): Herbert Fischer; Hermann Oelhaf
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Paper Abstract

In order to understand better periods of significant ozone depletion and long-term ozone trends numerous atmospheric constituents need to be measured simultaneously on a global basis. Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers are especially suited for this measurement task. A promising and challenging branch of Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy is its application to limb emission sounding by the use of cryogenic instrumentation. The MIPAS (Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding) balloon-borne (MJPAS-B) and space-based (MIPAS-S) experiments apply this technique. While the MJPAS-B instrument has already been used for several years for stratospheric process studies, the MIPAS-S instrument is being constructed for the European Space Agency's ENVISAT mission. Instrumental aspects of these MIPAS experiments are briefly highlighted. The most important results in ozone research achieved with MIPAS-B in middle and high northern latitudes are reviewed. In addition a brief overview of the measurement capabilities of the MIPAS space experiment will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.577940
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Herbert Fischer, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
Hermann Oelhaf, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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