5 May 2017 THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications
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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.
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Peter Hargrave, Peter Hargrave, Stafford Withington, Stafford Withington, Stefan A. Buehler, Stefan A. Buehler, Lukas Kluft, Lukas Kluft, Ben Flatman, Ben Flatman, Prateek Kumar Dongre, Prateek Kumar Dongre, } "THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications", Proc. SPIE 10210, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X, 1021010 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263626; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263626
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