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23 October 2018 Hyperspectral remote sensing of air pollution from geosynchronous orbit with GEMS and TEMPO
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The Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) and the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instruments will provide a new capability for the understanding of air quality and pollution. Ball Aerospace is the developer of these UV/Vis Hyperspectral sensors. The GEMS and TEMPO instrument use proven remote sensing techniques and take advantage of a geostationary orbit to take hourly measurements of their respective geographical areas. The high spatial and temporal resolution of these instruments will allow for measurements of the complex diurnal cycle of pollution driven by the combination of photochemistry, chemical composition and the dynamic nature of the atmosphere.

The GEMS instrument was built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and their customer, the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) and the Principle Investigator (PI) is Jhoon Kim of Yonsei University. The TEMPO instrument was built for NASA under the Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) Program. NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) is the managing center and the PI is Kelly Chance of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).
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Dennis Nicks, Brian Baker, James Lasnik, Thomas Delker, James Howell, Kelly Chance, Xiong Liu, David Flittner, and Jhoon Kim "Hyperspectral remote sensing of air pollution from geosynchronous orbit with GEMS and TEMPO", Proc. SPIE 10781, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization V, 107810T (23 October 2018);

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