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Remote Sensing Of The Troposphere By Infrared Emission Spectroscopy
Author(s): Reinhard Beer; Thomas A. Glavich
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Paper Abstract

Increasing concern is being expressed about the impact of anthropogenic emissions on the present and future state of the lower atmosphere: urban & regional pollution; acid rain; stratospheric ozone depletion; climatological effects of the increase in "greenhouse" gases; etc. There is a clear need for instrumentation to study these questions on a global scale. Accordingly, we describe the concept of a cryogenic infrared (600 - 3450 cm-1; 2.9 - 16.7 μm) imaging Fourier transform spectrometer for observations of the troposphere and lower stratosphere from near-Earth orbit using natural thermal emission and reflected sunlight (when appropriate). The system, called the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES), has been accepted by NASA for Phase B definition studies leading to flight on the second polar platform of the Earth Observing System (Eos) in 1998.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1129, Advanced Optical Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space, (6 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961486
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Reinhard Beer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas A. Glavich, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1129:
Advanced Optical Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space

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