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SCIAMACHY - Exploring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere

Gottwald, Manfred and Bovensmann, Heinrich, eds. (2011) SCIAMACHY - Exploring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere. Earth and Environmental Science. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York. ISBN 978-90-481-9895-5.

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Abstract

SCIAMACHY, the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectro-Meter for Atmospheric CHar¬tographY, is a passive sensor for exploring the Earth’s atmosphere. It is part of the payload of the European Earth Observation mission ENVISAT, launched on 1 March 2002. SCIAMACHY observes absorption spectra of molecules from the UV to the short-wave infrared wavelength range and derives the atmospheric composition – trace gases, aerosols, clouds – from these measurements. Having meanwhile successfully monitored and explored the Earth’s atmosphere for more than 8 years, new and exciting insights into the Earth-atmosphere system are obtained. The provided global data sets do not only cover greenhouse gases and pollutants in the troposphere or the ozone chemistry in the stratosphere but even reach up to the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. They contribute significantly to atmospheric physics and chemistry as well as climate change research. SCIAMACHY is one of the major current Earth Observation undertakings of Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium, accomplished in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA). Many scientific groups at various institutes in Europe and abroad were and are actively involved in the analysis of the data. This book is a comprehensive summary describing the entire SCIAMACHY mission – from the very first ideas to the current results. It illustrates how the measurements are performed, how the trace gas concentrations are derived from the measured spectra and how the unique data sets are used to improve our understanding of the changing Earth’s atmosphere. The targeted readership is not only the existing and potentially new SCIAMACHY data users from undergraduate student level up to researchers new in the fields of atmospheric chemistry and remote sensing but anyone who is keen to learn about SCIAMACHY’s efforts to study the atmosphere and its responses to both, natural phenomena and anthropogenic effects.

Document Type:Book
Title:SCIAMACHY - Exploring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere
Date:January 2011
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Gottwald, Manfredmanfred.gottwald@dlr.de
Bovensmann, HeinrichIUP-IFE, University of Bremen
Publisher:Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York
Series Name:Earth and Environmental Science
ISBN:978-90-481-9895-5
Status:Published
Keywords:SCIAMACHY, atmospheric remote sensing, ENVISAT, global climate change, trace gases, greenhouse effect, troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere
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. Manfred Gottwald
Deposited On:25 Jan 2011 13:40
Last Modified:25 Jan 2011 13:40

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