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Monitoring of atmospheric trace gases, clouds, aerosols and surface properties from UV/vis/NIR satellite instruments

Wagner, T. and Beirle, S. and Deutschmann, T. and Eigemeier, E. and Frankenberg, C. and Grzegorski, M. and Liu, C. and Marbach, T. and Platt, U. and de Vries, M. Penning (2008) Monitoring of atmospheric trace gases, clouds, aerosols and surface properties from UV/vis/NIR satellite instruments. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 10 (10). Art. No. 104019. ISSN 1464-4258. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150512-092703591

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Abstract

A new generation of UV/vis/near-IR satellite instruments like GOME (since 1995), SCIAMACHY (since 2002), OMI (since 2004), and GOME-2 (since 2006) have allowed one to measure backscattered solar radiance from the Earth with moderate spectral resolution over a large wavelength range (240–790 nm). The SCIAMACHY instrument also includes additional spectral channels in the near-IR. From the measured spectra several important stratospheric and tropospheric trace gases (e.g. O_3, NO_2, OClO, HCHO, SO_2, BrO, H_2O) as well as clouds, aerosols and surface properties can be determined from space. Because of its extended spectral range, the SCIAMACHY instrument also allows the retrieval of greenhouse gases (CO_2, CH_4) and CO in the near-IR. Almost all of the tropospheric trace gases have been observed by these instruments for the first time. From satellite data it is possible to investigate their temporal and spatial variation. Also, different sources can be characterized and quantified. The derived global distributions can serve as input and for the validation of atmospheric models. Here we give an overview of the current status of these new instruments and data products and their recent applications in the investigation of various atmospheric and oceanic phenomena.


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Frankenberg, C.0000-0002-0546-5857
Additional Information:© 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 7 March 2008, accepted for publication 23 May 2008. Published 28 August 2008. We would like to thank the European Space Agency (ESA) operation center in Frascati (Italy) and the ‘Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt’ (DLR, Germany) as well as EUMETSAT in Darmstadt for making the satellite spectral data available.
Subject Keywords:satellite remote sensing, atmospheric composition
Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:PACS: 95.55.Qf ; 07.88.+y; 95.40.+s; 07.87.+v; 92.60.Sz
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Official Citation:Monitoring of atmospheric trace gases, clouds, aerosols and surface properties from UV/vis/NIR satellite instruments T Wagner et al 2008 J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10 104019
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