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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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MIPAS CFC-11 and CFC-12 validated

Relative differences of MIPAS CFC-11 (left panel) and CFC-12 (right panel) compared to other instruments for the reduced spectral resolution period (January 2005 - April 2012). Comparisons with HIRDLS (red), ACE-FTS (blue), Cryosampler (polar = white circle, tropical = black circle), MIPAS-B (purple), MIPAS-STR (green), MkIV (turquoise) and HATS (black cross) are shown. These were calculated from the volume mixing ratios following: MIPAS - instrument / MIPAS.

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