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18 August 1998 Remote sensing of vertical profiles of atmospheric trace constituents with MIPAS limb emission spectrometers
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In order to understand better periods of significant ozone depletion and long-term ozone trends numerous atmospheric constituents need to be measured simultaneously on a global basis. Fourier-transform infrared spectrometers are especially suited for this measurement task. A promising and challenging branch of Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy is its application to limb emission sounding by the use of cryogenic instrumentation. The MIPAS (Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding) balloon-borne (MJPAS-B) and space-based (MIPAS-S) experiments apply this technique. While the MJPAS-B instrument has already been used for several years for stratospheric process studies, the MIPAS-S instrument is being constructed for the European Space Agency's ENVISAT mission. Instrumental aspects of these MIPAS experiments are briefly highlighted. The most important results in ozone research achieved with MIPAS-B in middle and high northern latitudes are reviewed. In addition a brief overview of the measurement capabilities of the MIPAS space experiment will be given.
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Herbert Fischer and Hermann Oelhaf "Remote sensing of vertical profiles of atmospheric trace constituents with MIPAS limb emission spectrometers", Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.577940
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