Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

History


Figs. 1+2: FTIR Container at Esrange (December 1994).

 

Since winter 1989/90 a ground-based FTIR spectrometer was operated each winter at Kiruna.
While at the beginning the instrument was operated on a campaign basis, a Bruker 120HR is operated continuously at IRF Kiruna since March 1996.
This is a collaboration with IRF Kiruna and the University of Nagoya.
Campaigns participated in are:

1989/90 CHEOPS III Esrange near Kiruna MIPAS-LM
1990/91   Esrange near Kiruna MIPAS-LM
1991/92 EASOE Esrange near Kiruna MIPAS-LM
1992/93   Esrange near Kiruna MIPAS-LM
1993/94 SESAME I Esrange near Kiruna Bruker 120 M
1994/95 SESAME III Esrange near Kiruna Bruker 120 M
1995/96   Esrange near Kiruna Bruker 120 M
since March 1996  routinely IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
1997 ILAS Validation IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
March 1998  NDSC intercomparison IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
1998/99 THESEO IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
1999/2000 THESEO-2000 IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
since July 2002 ENVISAT validation IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
2002/03 VINTERSOL IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
2003 ILAS-II Validation IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR
since 2004 ACE Validation IRF Kiruna Bruker 120 HR

 

 

Abbreviations:

ACE Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment
aboard SCISAT-1, launched in August 2003
ADEOS ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite
BRUKER® IFS 120 M & 120 HR High-resolution FTIR spectrometer offered by Bruker Karlsruhe, D
CHEOPS-III CHEmistry of Ozone in the Polar Stratosphere (a French-German Campaign)
EASOE European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment
ENVISAT ENVIronment SATellite, launched in March 2002
including 3 atmospheric sensors: GOMOS, MIPAS and SCIAMACHY
Esrange Rocket range of the Swedish Space Corporation, located 40 km Northeast of Kiruna
ILAS Improved Limb Atmospheric Sounder
An infrared grating spectrometer on-board the japanese ADEOS satellite, launched in August 1996.
ILAS-II Improved Limb Atmospheric Sounder-II
An infrared grating spectrometer on-board the japanese ADEOS-II satellite, launched in December 2002.
AEMet (formerly INM) Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (formerly Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia), St. Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Island, E
IRF Institutet för Rymdfysik (Swedish Institute of Space Physics) Kiruna, S
IZO Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (formerly Izaña Observatory), Tenerife Island, E
MIPAS-LM MIPAS-LM:    Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding - Laboratory Model

NDACC

(formerly NDSC)

Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change

(formerly Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change)

SESAME Second European Stratospheric Arctic and Midlatitude Experiment
STEL Solar Terrestrial Environmental Laboratory
THESEO Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone
VINTERSOL Validation of International Satellites and Study of Ozone Loss