Scientific Results

Results of mid-latitude MIPAS validation measurements obtained by the SAFIRE-A airborne spectrometer

Year: 2004

Authors: Cortesi U., Bianchini G., Palchetti L., Castelli E., Dinelli B.M., Redaelli G.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, IFAC-CNR, Firenze, Italy; Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, United States; Istituto Per le Scienze Della Atmosfera e del Clima, ISAC-CNR, Bologna, Italy; Universit√† degli Studi di l\’Aquila, Dipartimento di Fisica, l\’Aquila, Italy

Abstract: Far infrared emission measurements acquired by the SAFIRE-A limb sounder aboard the M-55 Geophysica high altitude aircraft, during dedicated ENVISAT validation campaigns, primarily aimed at validating MIPAS operational products. Results of O3 and HNO? observations obtained by the airborne instrument during the mid-latitude flight on 24th October, 2002 and intercomparison with MIPAS off-line operational data are discussed in this paper. We also present the first output of some further analysis carried out with the support of modeling tools developed at University of L\’Aquila and making use of forward and backward trajectories calculations, to identify matching aircraft and satellite data recorded at different times and geographical locations.

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KeyWords: Aircraft; Algorithms; Bandwidth; Gas emissions; Remote sensing; Weather satellites, Airborne spectrometers; Atmospheric emission; Spectral bands; Volume mixing ratio (VMR), Geophysics
DOI: 10000000000

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