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The MERLIN Lidar Instrument for Atmospheric CH4: Quality and Performance Monitoring

Hamidouche, Mourad and Trautmann, Thomas and Gottwald, Manfred and Lichtenberg, Günter (2015) The MERLIN Lidar Instrument for Atmospheric CH4: Quality and Performance Monitoring. In: Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting. AGU Fall Meeting, 14-18 Dec 2015, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Official URL: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/abstract/the-new-merlin-instrument-for-atmospheric-ch4-quality-and-performance-monitoring/

Abstract

After water vapor and carbon dioxide, methane is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the Earth atmosphere. The new generation space borne Lidar mission MERLIN (Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission) will make very sensitive measurements of the Methane distribution with unprecedented quality, i.e. 50km averaged methane columns with an accuracy of ~ 1%. After its launch in 2020, MERLIN will track down sources and sinks of CH4 on a global scale. We will present our approach and strategy to perform one of the key ground segment work components that support MERLIN scientific activities which is the long-term monitoring of the instrument and its measurements. This function includes tracking the behavior of the instrument and its subsystems overtime as well as verification and validation of the scientific data during the entire lifetime of the mission. It mainly monitors the instrument’s performance in response to expected or unexpected natural events or technical situations. These are achieved by analyzing the measurement data and housekeeping information over different time frames. We will additionally show how our expertise on SCIAMACHY can be applied to MERLIN.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100405/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:The MERLIN Lidar Instrument for Atmospheric CH4: Quality and Performance Monitoring
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hamidouche, Mouradmourad.hamidouche (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trautmann, ThomasDLR IMFUNSPECIFIED
Gottwald, ManfredDLR IMFUNSPECIFIED
Lichtenberg, GünterDLR IMFUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:MERLIN, Sciamachy, Methane, Atmosphere, Greenhouse gases
Event Title:AGU Fall Meeting
Event Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14-18 Dec 2015
Organizer:AGU
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, R - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Hamidouche, Mourad
Deposited On:04 Dec 2015 12:31
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:37

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