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Level 1b error budget for MIPAS on ENVISAT

Kleinert, Anne and Birk, Manfred and Perron, Gaetan and Wagner, Georg (2018) Level 1b error budget for MIPAS on ENVISAT. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT), 11, pp. 5657-5672. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/amt-11-5657-2018 ISSN 1867-1381

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The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) is a Fourier Transform Spectrometer measuring the radiance emitted from the atmosphere in limb geometry in the thermal infrared spectral region. It was operated on-board the ENVISAT satellite from 2002 to 2012. Calibrated and geolocated spectra, the so-called level 1b data, are the Basis for the retrieval of atmospheric parameters. In this paper we present the error budget for the level 1b data of the most recent data version in terms of radiometric, spectral and line of sight accuracy. The major changes of version 8 compared to older versions are also described. The impact of the different error sources on the spectra is characterized in terms of spectral, vertical and temporal correlation, because these correlations have an impact on the quality of the retrieved quantities. The radiometric error is in the order of 1 to 2.4 %, the spectral accuracy is better than 0.3 ppm, and the line of sight accuracy at the Tangent point is around 400 m. All errors are well within the requirements and the achieved accuracy allows to retrieve atmospheric parameters from the measurements with high quality.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120862/
Document Type:Article
Title:Level 1b error budget for MIPAS on ENVISAT
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kleinert, AnneKIT-IMK, H.-v.-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Leopoldshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Birk, ManfredManfred.Birk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Perron, GaetanABB BOMEM Inc., 585 Blvd. Charest East, Quebéc, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, Georggeorg.wagner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:17 October 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.5194/amt-11-5657-2018
Page Range:pp. 5657-5672
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:spaceborne, mipas, envisat, Fourier transform spectrometer, infrared, atmospheric trace gases, limb sounder, error Budget, remote sensing
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):Vorhaben Spectroscopic Methods in Remote Sensing
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Birk, Manfred
Deposited On:09 Jul 2018 12:50
Last Modified:30 Oct 2018 14:13

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