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The geostationary fourier imaging spectrometer (GeoFIS) as part of the geostationary tropospheric pollution explorer (GeoTroPE) mission: Objectives and capabilities

Year: 2004

Authors: Flaud J.-M., Orphal J., Bergametti G., Deniel C., Von Clarmann Th., Friedl-Vallon F., Steck T., Fischer H., Bovensmann H., Burrows J.P., Carlotti M., Ridolfi M., Palchetti L.

Autors Affiliation: Lab. de Photophys. Moléc., CNRS UPR3361, Centre d\’Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France; Lab. Inter-Univ. Syst. A., Universités Paris 7-Paris 12, CNRS UMR7583, 61 av. du General de Gaulle, 94010 Créteil Cedex, France; Centre National d\’Etudes Spatiales, Direction des Programmes, 2 Place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France; Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Inst. fur Meteorol./Klimaforschung, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany; Institut für Umweltphysik (IUP), Institut für Fernerkundung, Universität Bremen, Postfach 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany; Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy; Ist. di Fis. Applicata Nello Carrara, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 50127 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The Geostationary Fourier Imaging Spectrometer (GeoFIS) is proposed as part of the European Geostationary Tropospheric Pollution Explorer (GeoTroPE) mission. For this mission, two instruments are considered: one covering the thermal infrared region (GeoFIS) and one covering the ultraviolet-visible and near-infrared regions (GeoSCIA). The geostationary orbit (GEO) provides indeed a unique opportunity of monitoring tropospheric pollution and photochemistry on the regional and continental scales. In this paper, the scientific goals and requirements of GeoFIS are described.

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KeyWords: Air pollution; Air quality; Atmospheric radiation; Data reduction; Infrared radiation; Photochemical reactions; Space shuttles; Spectrometers; Troposphere, Geostationary Fourier Imaging spetcrometer (GeoFIS); Geostationary Tropospheric Pollution Explorer (GeoTROPE) mission; Thermal infrared regions; Tropospheric pollution, Space research
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2003.07.072

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