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Relationship between ATSR fire counts and CO vertical column densities retrieved from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT
Author(s): C. Liu; M. Penning de Vries; S. Beirle; P. Hoor; T. Marbach; C. Frankenberg; U. Platt; T. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric ChartographY) is the first instrument to allow retrieval of CO by measuring absorption in the near infrared from reflected and scattered sunlight instead of from thermal emission. Thus, in contrast to thermal-infrared satellites (MOPITT), SCIAMACHY is highly sensitive to the lower layers of the troposphere where the sources, such as biomass burning, are located, and where the bulk of the CO is usually found. In many regions of the world, the burning of vegetation has a repeating seasonal pattern, but the amount of CO emitted from biomass burning varies considerably from place to place. Here we present a study on the relationship between fire counts and CO vertical column densities (VCD) in different regions. These results are compared with the CO VCD from MOPITT, aerosol index, and NO2 tropospheric VCD (TVCD) from SCIAMACHY, and the coupled chemistry climate model (CCM) ECHAM5/MESSY.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7089, Remote Sensing of Fire: Science and Application, 70890I (27 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793283
Show Author Affiliations
C. Liu, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)
M. Penning de Vries, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)
S. Beirle, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)
P. Hoor, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)
T. Marbach, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)
C. Frankenberg, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
U. Platt, Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany)
T. Wagner, MPI for Chemistry (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7089:
Remote Sensing of Fire: Science and Application
Wei Min Hao, Editor(s)

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