Retrieval of pressure and temperature from MIPAS-ENVISAT limb emission spectra

DOI: 
10.1117/12.262490
Publication date: 
01/12/1996
Main author: 
Von Clarmann T.
IAA authors: 
López-Puertas, M.
Authors: 
Von Clarmann T., Linden A., Echle G., Wegner A., Fischer H., López-Puertas M.
Journal: 
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Refereed: 
No
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
2961
Pages: 
128-135
Number: 
Abstract: 
The accurate knowledge of pressure and temperature profiles is a precondition for the retrieval of race gas profiles from limb emission measurements. A method was investigated which allows the pressure and temperature retrieval from limb emission spectra as expected to be measured by the MIPAS-ENVISAT instrument. Regardless which retrieval scheme will be used, the simultaneous retrievability of pressure and temperature depends largely on the proper selection of microwindows. Microwindows which contain a large amount of information on these target quantities while being insensitive to systematic errors are considered to be the most appropriate ones. A microwindow selection which minimizes the pressure temperature retrieval error has been carried out for the instrument specifications of MIPAS- ENVISAT. Errors under consideration were random noise, calibration uncertainties, and neglection of possible breakdown of thermodynamic equilibrium. ©2005 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Database: 
SCOPUS
ADS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/1996SPIE.2961..128V/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
1996SPIE.2961..128V
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