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24 September 2002 Limb broad-band imaging spectrometer for the NPOESS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)
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The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) is being developed for the United States National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). We describe the optical design and predict the performance of the OMPS earth limb-imaging spectrometer. Limb-scattered solar radiation is measured at selected ultraviolet (UV), visible, and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths to determine ozone profile concentrations for the altitude range of 8 to 60 km. The sensor consists of a telescope with three separate crosstrack fields of view of the limb, a prism spectrometer covering 290 to 1050 nm, and a solar-diffuser calibration mechanism. The sensor provides 3 km vertical resolution profiles of atmospheric radiance with channel spectral resolutions (full-width at half-maximum, FWHM) ranging from 2.7 nm in the UV to 35 nm in the NIR and handles the demanding spectral and spatial dynamic range of the limb-scattered solar radiation with the required sensitivity for ozone retrievals.
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Michael G. Dittman, James W. Leitch, Michael Chrisp, Juan V. Rodriguez, Angela L. Sparks, Brian K. McComas, Neal H. Zaun, Doug Frazier, Tom Dixon, Robert H. Philbrick, and Debra Wasinger "Limb broad-band imaging spectrometer for the NPOESS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)", Proc. SPIE 4814, Earth Observing Systems VII, (24 September 2002);


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