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Satellite-borne remote sensing of trace gases (SAT)

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We investigate the complex interaction of chemical and dynamical processes in the Earth's atmosphere on basis of distributions of trace gases, aerosols, clouds and temperature which we derive from spectral measurements of satellite remote sensing instruments. Our work field covers processing of satellite data and their validation, the research on physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere on the basis of the retrieved distributions of temperature, particles and trace gases, and the development and implementation of related satellite data analysis algorithms. The current focus of our work is the MIPAS-Envisat mission. The MIPAS satellite data derived by our group can be accessed here. Besides our work with MIPAS we are involved in the preparation of future space missions. On this website you find information about our publications, MIPAS-Envisat data, the annual MIPAS Data User Meeting, our radiative transfer model KOPRA, the team and our projects, as well as some pictures.

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How to get the best out of four MIPAS processors


 

MIPAS ozone distributions are provided by four independent data processors. Since some these use different spectral intervals for analysis, redundant ozone distribution contain partly independent information which can be taken advantage of in data merging. The left panel shows the average parent profiles, the average merged profile, and, for reason of comparison, averaged collocated ACE-FTS profiles. The middle and right panels show the biases and the standard deviation of the differences with respect to ACE-FTS, respectively.
(Figure from http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/10/1511/2017/)

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