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Chapter 2: ENVISAT - SCIAMACHY's Host

Gottwald, Manfred and Diekmann, Frank-Jürgen and Fehr, Thorsten (2011) Chapter 2: ENVISAT - SCIAMACHY's Host. In: SCIAMACHY - Exploring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere Earth and Environmental Science. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York. pp. 19-28. ISBN 978-90-481-9895-5.

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ENVISAT is Europe’s ambitious Earth Observation enterprise to study the many facets of the Earth system. It carries 10 remote sensing instruments with SCIAMACHY, MIPAS and GOMOS forming the atmospheric chemistry mission. SCIAMACHY, although provided by national space agencies to ESA, is an integral part of the payload. Orbit and attitude of ENVISAT determine the framework of SCIAMACHY’s observing capabilities. As a polar, sun-synchronous satellite, ENVISAT provides a stable platform for orbiting the Earth every 100 min. All instruments share the available on-board resources, particularly on-board data handling capabilities. The ENVISAT ground segment consists of the Flight Operation Segment for platform and instrument control and of the Payload Data Segment for measurement data acquisition, processing, archiving and dissemination. The SCIAMACHY data processing occurs at the LRAC and the D-PAC, depending on whether the data is of type level 0, 1b or 2. Access to SCIAMACHY data follows the general ENVISAT data policy with the exception that the instrument providing agencies receive a separate copy of such data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/68670/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:Chapter 2: ENVISAT - SCIAMACHY's Host
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gottwald, Manfredmanfred.gottwald (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2011
Journal or Publication Title:SCIAMACHY - Exploring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 19-28
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Gottwald, Manfredmanfred.gottwald@dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bovensmann, HeinrichIUP-IFE, University of BremenUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York
Series Name:Earth and Environmental Science
Keywords:ENVISAT, orbit, Flight Operation Segment, Payload Data Segment, product levels
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: Gottwald, Dr.rer.nat. Manfred
Deposited On:25 Jan 2011 13:35
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 10:09

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