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, our radiative transfer model KOPRA, the team and our projects.



Highlight of the Month:  MIPAS ozone in an extended altitude range



MIPAS Middle atmosphere mode measurements allow to retrieve ozone up to altitudes of 105 km. The left panel shows an altitude-resolved time series of tropical ozone mixing ratios from 2007 to 2012 for daytime. These are compared to the respective nighttime measurements (right) as published by López-Puertas et al. (2023).


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