6 October 1989 Remote Sensing Of The Earth's Atmosphere By Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy - An Update Of The Atmos Program
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Proceedings Volume 1129, Advanced Optical Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961482
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
Abstract
The threat posed to the earth's atmosphere by anthropogenic activity is now well documented. A basic requirement for understanding and predicting the effect of changes to the natural - and delicate - chemical balance of the atmosphere, are precise measurements of its composition on a four-dimensional basis, i.e. latitude, longitude, altitude, and time. As part of the NASA Upper Atmosphere Research program, the ATMOS (Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy) experiment has been designed to address some of theSe requirements. Its primary function is to record high resolution infrared solar spectra in the occultation mode from a space platform. The presentation will include an overview of the ATMOS instrument and a review of its performance and results gathered during its first flight as part of the Spacelab 3 Space Shuttle mission (April 29 through May 6, 1985). Prospects for future ATMOS sorties will also be discussed in the context of other program efforts.
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R. Zander, M. R. Gunson, C. B. Farmer, "Remote Sensing Of The Earth's Atmosphere By Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy - An Update Of The Atmos Program", Proc. SPIE 1129, Advanced Optical Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space, (6 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961482; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961482
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