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The OMPS Limb Profiler instrument: two-dimensional retrieval algorithm
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Paper Abstract

An alternative algorithm is being developed to retrieve ozone vertical distribution information from the OMPS/LP sensor which will be manifested on the upcoming NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) platform in late 2011. In contrast to most limb sensors retrieval methods, the proposed algorithm will forgo the spherical symmetry assumption for the atmospheric structure, and will attempt to simultaneously retrieve the ozone distribution in both the vertical and the along-track directions. The paper describes the two-dimensional forward model as well as the methods which have been developed to simultaneously retrieve a whole orbit of data. Sample retrieval results are shown to illustrate the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 78270P (26 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864799
Show Author Affiliations
Didier F. Rault, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert Spurr, RT solutions (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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