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European Space Agency's contribution to atmospheric chemistry
Author(s): Christopher J. Readings; Michael Rast
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Paper Abstract

Reflecting the increasing importance of atmospheric chemistry associated with the ozone problem and the potential role of observations from space on a global scale, the European Space Agency has included within its plans for future missions the provision of a number of instruments capable of contributing to work in this area. The first of these is the GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment) approved for flight on ERS-2. Following this a number of chemistry instruments are being considered for flight on the European polar platforms. These include nadir viewing as well as limb sounding instruments, operating in absorption as well as in emission. All parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are addressed including the ultraviolet, visible, infrared and microwave regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1715, Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140200
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Christopher J. Readings, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Michael Rast, European Space Agency (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1715:
Optical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry
Harold I. Schiff; Ulrich Platt, Editor(s)

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