From Event: SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging, 2017
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.
Peter Hargrave, Stafford Withington, Stefan A. Buehler, Lukas Kluft, Ben Flatman, and Prateek Kumar Dongre, "THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications," Proc. SPIE 10210, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X, 1021010 (Presented at SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging: April 11, 2017; Published: 5 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263626.
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