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CHARM-F – The Airborne CH4 and CO2 IPDA Lidar: Status and Outlook

Amediek, Axel and Büdenbender, Christian and Ehret, Gerhard and Fix, Andreas and Kiemle, Christoph and Quatrevalet, Mathieu and Wirth, Martin and Hoffmann, Dieter and Kasemann, Raphael and Klein, Jürgen and Löhring, Jens and Klein, Volker (2012) CHARM-F – The Airborne CH4 and CO2 IPDA Lidar: Status and Outlook. In: Reviewed and Revised Papers presented at the 26th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2012), Volume, pp. 239-242. International Co-ordination group for Laser Atmospheric Studies. International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 2012, 25.-29. Juni 2012, Porto Heli, Griechenland.

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CHARM-F (CO2 and CH4 Atmospheric Remote Monitoring - Flugzeug) is DLR’s new airborne Integrated Path Differential Absorption (IPDA) lidar for simultaneous measurements of the column- weighted average dry-air mixing ratios of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane. It is designed to be flown on board DLR’s new High-Altitude, LOng-range research aircraft, HALO. Besides water vapor, CO2 and methane are the most important greenhouse gases of the Earth’s atmosphere. However, there is still a lack of knowledge on sources, sinks and the underlying processes of these major GHGs. One purpose of CHARM-F is to experimentally investigate the feasibility of the IPDA lidar technique to provide a precise method for remote sensing of these two atmospheric trace gases. Furthermore, the system can serve as an airborne demonstrator for future spaceborne applications of this technical approach. In this context, the generation of real-world data can support the development of retrieval algorithms considerably. Not least, operated on HALO it is a powerful tool to investigate scientific topics on CO2 and CH4. All precursor experiments and the design phase of the instrument are completed. At the moment the system is being set up. First tests are planned for fall 2012.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:CHARM-F – The Airborne CH4 and CO2 IPDA Lidar: Status and Outlook
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Amediek, AxelDLR IPA
Büdenbender, ChristianDLR IPA
Ehret, GerhardDLR IPA
Fix, AndreasDLR IPA
Kiemle, ChristophDLR IPA
Quatrevalet, MathieuDLR IPA
Wirth, MartinDLR IPA
Hoffmann, DieterILT, Aachen
Kasemann, RaphaelILT, Aachen
Klein, JürgenILT, Aachen
Löhring, JensILT, Aachen
Klein, VolkerKayser-Threde
Date:June 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Reviewed and Revised Papers presented at the 26th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2012)
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 239-242
Papayannis, AlexandrosNational Technical University of Athens
Balis, DimitriosAristotle University of Thessaloniki
Amiridis, VassilisNational Observatory of Athens
Publisher:International Co-ordination group for Laser Atmospheric Studies
Keywords:Lidar, Methane, Carbon Dioxide
Event Title:International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC) 2012
Event Location:Porto Heli, Griechenland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-29. Juni 2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):R -- no assignement
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Axel Amediek
Deposited On:16 Jul 2012 12:37
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:42

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