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Lidar sensors for monitoring greenhouse gases from space
Author(s): Arnaud Hélière; Jean-loup Bézy; Paolo Bensi; Jörg Langen
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Paper Abstract

As part of its activities to prepare for a long-term program in Earth Observation, the European Space Agency is carrying out studies with the objective to provide a background for and pave the way towards the definition of a spaceborne lidar system to monitor greenhouse gases and also atmospheric pressure and temperature. The Agency has initiated system and instrument studies to assess the potential to overcome the principle limitations of the existing passive sounding concepts by a Laser based instrument measuring the CO2 column/profile and extending the range of applications to the monitoring of greenhouse gases as CH4, N2O, ozone and also pressure and temperature profiles. The performance assessment results of such sensors and preliminary instrument concepts are discussed in this paper

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5984, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, 59840I (31 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628812
Show Author Affiliations
Arnaud Hélière, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Jean-loup Bézy, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Paolo Bensi, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Jörg Langen, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5984:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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