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SciSat-1: retrieval algorithms, ACE-FTS testing, and the ACE database
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The SCISAT-1 mission, also known as the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE), is a Canadian satellite mission to investigate the chemical and dynamical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the stratosphere and upper troposphere. The satellite is scheduled to launch in August 2003, carrying two main instruments: a high-resolution infrared Fourier transform spectrometer (ACE-FTS) and a dual grating UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer known as MAESTRO (Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation) both operating primarily in solar occultation mode. Aspects of the mission pertaining to work done by ACE science team members from the University of Waterloo will be described, such as: the ACE-FTS forward model for retrieval of temperature, pressure and VMR profiles; ACE-FTS instrument testing and results; and the ACE Database along with data storage and processing hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5151, Earth Observing Systems VIII, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504639
Show Author Affiliations
Ray Nassar, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Christopher D. Boone, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Kaley A. Walker, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Sean D. McLeod, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Peter F. Bernath, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5151:
Earth Observing Systems VIII
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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