Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-ASF)

Data Processing

The processing and analysis of the FTIR measurements requires firstly a preprocessing of the raw interferograms for the generation of spectra and secondly the quantitative analysis of the absorption spectra for the determination of the desired trace gas abundances. For the latter task, a radiative transfer code and an inversion scheme is applied which fits synthetic spectra to the measurements. For this purpose, the KIT offers source-open tools for both the preprocessing PREPROCESS and the subsequent quantitative trace gas analysis named PROFFAST. PREPROCESS has been developed in the framework of the COCCON-PROCEEDS project supported by ESA. PROFFAST has been developed at KIT to offer a user-friendly application for the trace gas analysis with an optimized performance. PROFFAST accepts *.mod files as used in TCCON for ensuring identical choices for the temperature and water vapor profiles, and the a-priori vertical profiles of the target gases.

The species order in the state vector has been changed. See new input files!!!

Software Download: prf96-EM27-fast (August 10, 2020)

Document Download: Instrument-Calibration (November 8, 2019)