24 October 2012 Lessons learned from three-years operation of TANSO-FTS on GOSAT
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To observe the global column concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from space, the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) was launched on January 23, 2009, and has started the operational observation. Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation– Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) has been continuously measuring CO2 and CH4 distributions globally, and the retrieved column CO2 and CH4 data have been distributed to the public. Over three-years operational periods, the useful scientific data sets and interesting articles for carbon source/sink evaluation were produced and published, and these results have been supporting to well understanding of carbon cycle. Currently, the importance of space-based carbon observation has been approved and desired the continuous observation in toward. Through the TANSO-FTS operation with the radiometric, geometric and spectroscopic characterizations, we learned how to improve the accuracy of XCO2 and XCH4 based on short-wavelength FTS. The correction procedures for micro-vibration from companion components, non-linear response of analogue and digitizing circuit are key role on the current on-board operating TANSO-FTS. On instrumental aspects, the robustness and improvements will be required on the future mission. To elucidate the carbon cycle more precisely, our experiences have to be summarized and applied in the future missions. In this presentation, the detail of lessons and learned from TANSO-FTS operation will be presented.
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Hiroshi Suto, Akihiko Kuze, Kei Shiomi, and Masakatsu Nakajima "Lessons learned from three-years operation of TANSO-FTS on GOSAT", Proc. SPIE 8511, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX, 85110M (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930129; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930129
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