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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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The WCRP/SPARC WAVAS-II Initiative: Quality assessment of stratospheric water vapour records from contemporary satellites


 

The figure shows the latitude and altitude dependence of the amplitude of the seasonal variation of water vapour in the stratosphere. The left panel is the representation of the seasonal variations as observed by MLS. Several boxes indicate altitude/latitude regions where the seasonal variation is most pronounced. The right panel is a comparison of the seasonal amplitudes from all satellite data sets under assessment, for the 5oS - 5oN latitude band only.
(Figure from: https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1111-2017)

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