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Venus Near-Infrared Spectra: SCIAMACHY-Observations and Modeling

Vasquez, Mayte and Schreier, Franz and Gimeno-Garcia, Sebastian and Gottwald, Manfred and Slijkhuis, Sander (2010) Venus Near-Infrared Spectra: SCIAMACHY-Observations and Modeling. COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 18-25 July 2010, Bremen, Germany.

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SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography) onboard ENVISAT successfully captured visible and near-infrared spectra of sunlight scattered and reflected from Venus atmosphere. Observations took place in March, when SCIAMACHY captured light mainly from the limb of Venus, and in June 2009, when a larger fraction of the planetary disk was illuminated representing a nadir viewing. Venus spectra were simulated using a line-by-line radiative transfer model, which also takes into account single scattering from atmospheric particles and molecules. Comparing SCIAMACHY’s Venus observations with modeled spectra serves as a test for radiative transfer modeling of planetary atmospheres, an essential prerequisite for the search of living planets.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Venus Near-Infrared Spectra: SCIAMACHY-Observations and Modeling
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Vasquez, Maytemayte.vazquez@dlr.de
Schreier, Franzfranz.schreier@dlr.de
Gimeno-Garcia, SebastianUNSPECIFIED
Gottwald, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Slijkhuis, SanderUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2010
Page Range: -
Keywords:Radiative transfer, atmospheric remote sensing, infrared, planetary atmospheres, Envisat
Event Title:COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Event Location:Bremen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18-25 July 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung von Atmosphärenprozessoren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Franz Schreier
Deposited On:02 Nov 2010 13:52
Last Modified:08 Nov 2010 11:26

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