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Simulations for observation of tropospheric pollutants using infrared spectroscopy from geostationary orbit
Author(s): K. Sagi; E. Dupuy; K. Suzuki; P. Baron; Y. Kasai; K. Kita; R. Imasu
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Paper Abstract

The Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) provides a unique opportunity of monitoring tropospheric pollutants on the regional scale. Thermal InfraRed (TIR) observations (from about 620-2300 cm-1) have two advantages over other spectral domains: firstly, day/night observations are possible; secondly, numerous molecular species can be observed simultaneously. However, the sensitivity of TIR observations may be a critical point for the geostationary orbit geometry. In this study, we present a feasibility study for TIR pollution observations in GEO conditions. The capabilities of measuring the tropospheric abundance of ozone (O3) and carbon monoxide (CO) are investigated. Limitations of the sensor sensitivity are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2008
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7149, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications II, 714908 (11 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.806400
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K. Sagi, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
E. Dupuy, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
K. Suzuki, Tokyo Gakugei Univ. (Japan)
P. Baron, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Y. Kasai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
K. Kita, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
R. Imasu, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7149:
Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques, and Applications II
Allen M. Larar; Mervyn J. Lynch; Makoto Suzuki, Editor(s)

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