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Plan for the experiment with the retroreflector in space (RIS) on ADEOS
Author(s): Nobuo Sugimoto; Atsushi Minato; Ichiro Matsui; Yasuhiro Sasano; Toshikasu Itabe; Tetsuo Aoki; Masao Takabe; Norihisa Hiromoto; Hiroo Kunimori
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Paper Abstract

Experiments on the earth-satellite-earth laser long-path absorption measurements of atmospheric trace species will be carried out with the retroreflector in space (RIS) for the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS). The RIS is a single-element hollow retroreflector with an effective diameter of 0.5 m, which was designed for spectroscopic measurement in the infrared region. The ground system for the experiment employs two single-longitudinal-mode pulsed CO2 lasers. High-resolution atmospheric absorption spectra are measured by using the Doppler shift of the return beam caused by the satellite movement. Vertical profiles of O3 and CH4, and column contents of CFC12, HNO3, CO, N2O, etc. will be obtained from the measured spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228567
Show Author Affiliations
Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute of Environmental Studies (Japan)
Atsushi Minato, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
Ichiro Matsui, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Yasuhiro Sasano, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Toshikasu Itabe, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Tetsuo Aoki, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Masao Takabe, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Norihisa Hiromoto, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)
Hiroo Kunimori, Communications Research Lab. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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