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THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications
Author(s): Peter Hargrave; Stafford Withington; Stefan A. Buehler; Lukas Kluft; Ben Flatman; Prateek Kumar Dongre
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Paper Abstract

We present a new satellite-based instrument concept that will enable global measurements of atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles with unprecedented resolution and accuracy, compared to currently planned missions. It will also provide global measurements of essential climate variables related to ice clouds that will better constrain global climate models. The instrument is enabled by the use of superconducting detectors coupled to superconducting filterbank spectrometers, operating between 50GHz and 850 GHz. We present the science drivers, the current instrument concept and status, and predicted performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10210, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X, 1021010 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263626
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Peter Hargrave, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stafford Withington, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Stefan A. Buehler, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Lukas Kluft, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
Ben Flatman, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Prateek Kumar Dongre, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10210:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X
Mark A. Druy; Richard A. Crocombe; Steven M. Barnett; Luisa T. Profeta, Editor(s)

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