Satellite-borne remote sensing of trace gases (SAT)
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.
Highlight of the month:
Observation of pollution trace gases above the North Atlantic with the imaging Fourier transform spectrometer GLORIA
Left: Distributions of C2H6 and PAN, measured on September 13, 2017, with the airborne Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere (GLORIA) above Great Britain and the North Sea. Right: Corresponding simulations of the ECHAM5/MESSy Atmospheric Chemistry (EMAC) model. The grey line indicates the flight altitude and the dashed violet lines the dynamical tropopause (2 and 4 PVU), determined from ECMWF data.
Figure from: https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8213-2021