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The Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) experiment: Deployment on the ATLAS Space Shuttle missions

Gunson, M. R. and Abbas, M. M. and Abrams, M. C. and Allen, M. and Brown, L. R. and Brown, T. L. and Chang, A. Y. and Goldman, A. and Irion, F. W. and Lowes, L. L. and Mahieu, E. and Manney, G. L. and Michelsen, H. A. and Newchurch, M. J. and Rinsland, C. P. and Salawitch, R. J. and Stiller, G. P. and Toon, G. C. and Yung, Y. L. and Zander, R. (1996) The Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS) experiment: Deployment on the ATLAS Space Shuttle missions. Geophysical Research Letters, 23 (17). pp. 2333-2336. ISSN 0094-8276. doi:10.1029/96GL01569.

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The ATMOS Fourier transform spectrometer was flown for a fourth time on the Space Shuttle as part of the ATLAS-3 instrument payload in November 1994. More than 190 sunrise and sunset occultation events provided measurements of more than 30 atmospheric trace gases at latitudes 3–49°N and 65–72°S, including observations both inside and outside the Antarctic polar vortex. The instrument configuration, data retrieval methodology, and mission background are described to place in context analyses of ATMOS data presented in this issue.

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Additional Information:© 1996 American Geophysical Union. Received April 3, 1996; revised April 25, 1996; accepted May 2, 1996. This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors wish to thank them any people who have contributed their time and effort to the success of ATMOS including Reinhard Beer, Barney Farmer, Julie Foster, Greg Goodson, Gindi Lynch, Bert McKenna, Fred O'Callaghan, Odell Raper, Rudy Schindler, Bhaswar Sen to name but a few.
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