Scientific Results

SAFIRE-A measurements during the APE-GAIA campaign

Year: 2000

Authors: Bianchini G., Carli B., Cortesi U., Gignoli A., Palchetti L., Pascale E., Dinelli B.M., Ade P., Hamilton P., Lee C.

Autors Affiliation: Ist. Ric. Onde E.N.C., Via Panciatichi 64, 50127 Firenze, Italy; Ist. di Spettrosc. Molec. (CNR-ISM), Bologna, Italy; Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, United Kingdom

Abstract: The measurements obtained by SAFIRE-A, an instrument (Spectroscopy of the Atmosphere using Far Infrared Emission) used during the APE-GAIA (airborne polar experiment geophysica aircraft in Antartica, Ushuaia, Argentina, 15th September 15th October, 1999) campaign are discussed. SAFIRE-A is a far infrared Fourier transform (FT) spectrometer operating onboard the M55 Geophysica stratospheric aircraft. The volume mixing ratio (VMR) measurements of the ozone-related chemical species are retrieved from each limb-scanning sequence by means of a data inversion process. An assessment of the instrument\’s performance in view of its use in the planned M55-Geophysica activities for ENVISAT validation is also described.

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KeyWords: Atmospheric spectra; Cryogenic equipment; Data reduction; Data storage equipment; Detectors; Flight dynamics; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Frequencies; Geophysics; Hydrochloric acid; Infrared radiation; Interferometers; Research aircraft; Signal to noise ratio; Space telescopes; Upper atmosphere, Atmospheric emissions; Blackbodies; Cryogenic detectors, Infrared spectrometers
DOI: 10000000000

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