Non-LTE studies for the analysis of MIPAS/ENVISAT data

M. López-Puertas, B. Funke, M. López-Valverde, Javier Martin-Torres, T. Von Clarmann, G. Stiller, H. Oelhaf, H. Fischer, J. M. Flaud

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Abstract

The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) is a high-resolution limb sounder on board the European polar platform ENVISAT, scheduled for launch late in 2001. Three main characteristics converge in MIPAS which make it a very useful instrument for non-LTE studies: its wide spectral coverage (4.15-14.6 μm or 680-2275 cm-1); high spectral resolution (0.03 cm-1), and high sensitivity; all of this in addition to its global spatial coverage. In this paper we present an overview of the non-LTE studies that have been carried out in preparation for the analysis of MIPAS data, including the evaluation of non-LTE effects in the operational processing, focussed in the stratosphere, and the retrieval of species that normally emit under non-LTE conditions. The current mission plan for measuring the non-LTE upper atmosphere is described, as well as the general purpose non-LTE retrieval scheme developed for analyzing those measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-395
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4539
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric composition
  • Infrared emissions
  • Non-LTE
  • Remote sounding
  • Retrieval algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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López-Puertas, M., Funke, B., López-Valverde, M., Martin-Torres, J., Von Clarmann, T., Stiller, G., ... Flaud, J. M. (2002). Non-LTE studies for the analysis of MIPAS/ENVISAT data. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4539, 381-395. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454458

Non-LTE studies for the analysis of MIPAS/ENVISAT data. / López-Puertas, M.; Funke, B.; López-Valverde, M.; Martin-Torres, Javier; Von Clarmann, T.; Stiller, G.; Oelhaf, H.; Fischer, H.; Flaud, J. M.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4539, 01.01.2002, p. 381-395.

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López-Puertas, M, Funke, B, López-Valverde, M, Martin-Torres, J, Von Clarmann, T, Stiller, G, Oelhaf, H, Fischer, H & Flaud, JM 2002, 'Non-LTE studies for the analysis of MIPAS/ENVISAT data', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4539, pp. 381-395. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454458
López-Puertas, M. ; Funke, B. ; López-Valverde, M. ; Martin-Torres, Javier ; Von Clarmann, T. ; Stiller, G. ; Oelhaf, H. ; Fischer, H. ; Flaud, J. M. / Non-LTE studies for the analysis of MIPAS/ENVISAT data. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2002 ; Vol. 4539. pp. 381-395.
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