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Title SCIAMACHY : exploring the changing Earth's atmosphere / Manfred Gottwald, Heinrich Bovensmann, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 225 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Sciamachy -- The Need for Atmospheric Research from Space / H. Bovensmann -- 2. Envisat -- Sciamachy's Host / T. Fehr -- 3. Instrument / T. Watts -- 4. Instrument Operations / H. Kroger -- 5. Calibration and Monitoring / K. Bramstedt -- 6. Sciamachy In-Orbit Operations and Performance / E. Krieg -- 7. From Radiation Fields to Atmospheric Concentrations -- Retrieval of Geophysical Parameters / V.V. Rozanov -- 8. Data Processing and Products / A. von Bargen -- 9. Validation / A. Friker -- 10. SCIAMACHY's View of the Changing Earth's Environment / J.P. Burrows
Summary SCIAMACHY, the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter 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 (214 nm) to the short-wave infrared wavelength range (2386 nm) 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Envisat (Satellite)
Atmosphere -- Remote sensing -- Instruments.
Atmosphere -- Research.
Solar radiation -- Remote sensing -- Instruments.
Atmospheric chemistry.
Meteorology -- Research.
Atmosphere -- Remote sensing.
Form Electronic book
Author Gottwald, Manfred.
Bovensmann, Heinrich.
ISBN 9048198968 (electronic bk.)
9789048198962 (electronic bk.)