1 August 1991 Michelson interferometer for passive atmosphere sounding
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MIPAS is a high-resolution limb sounding Fourier spectrometer, designed to measure atmospheric trace gases in the medium and thermal infrared from the upper troposphere to the thermosphere. The main scientific objective of MIPAS is to obtain more precise data on the composition, dynamics, and radiation from the tropopause to the mesosphere. Specific measurement goals of the MIPAS experiment are the ozone chemistry and monitoring of the major greenhouse gases on a global scale, as well as the investigation of dynamic transport phenomena and the middle atmosphere radiation field. MIPAS has been conceived in harmonized feasibility and definition studies for two programs: the European Space Agency's Earth Observation Preparatory Program for the first Polar Orbiting Earth Observation Mission (POEM-1) and the German environmental research satellite program ATMOS.
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Winfried Posselt "Michelson interferometer for passive atmosphere sounding", Proc. SPIE 1490, Future European and Japanese Remote-Sensing Sensors and Programs, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46616; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46616

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