Observing Systems for Atmospheric Composition

Satellite, Aircraft, Sensor Web and Ground-Based Observational Methods and Strategies

  • Guido Visconti
  • Piero Di Carlo
  • William H. Brune
  • Andreas Wahner
  • Mark Schoeberl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Observations by Satellites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. C. Trepte
      Pages 38-47
    3. M. R. Schoeberl
      Pages 64-70
    4. H. Fischer
      Pages 71-81
  3. Aircraft and Ground-Based Intensive Campaigns

  4. Ground-Based Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. V. Rizi
      Pages 143-158
    3. K. L. Demerjian
      Pages 159-168
    4. K. M. Reichard
      Pages 169-181
  5. Output of the Observational Web

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. M. R. Schoeberl, S. Talabac
      Pages 203-206
    3. D. Jacob
      Pages 230-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


The new challenge in atmospheric chemistry is to understand the intercontinental transport and transformation of gases and aerosols. This book describes the observational and modeling techniques used to understand the atmospheric composition from satellites, aircraft and ground based platforms. The two common ideas presented throughout are the role of each component in an observing system for atmospheric composition, and the advances necessary to improve the understanding of atmospheric composition. The objective of this book is to provide a larger audience the opportunity to learn about these techniques and advances in atmospheric composition.


Aerosol Atmospheric chemistry Envisat Europe Fundament Meteorology Orbit air quality atmosphere chemistry ozone pollution satellite spheric transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido Visconti
    • 1
  • Piero Di Carlo
    • 2
  • William H. Brune
    • 3
  • Andreas Wahner
    • 4
  • Mark Schoeberl
    • 5
  1. 1.CETEMPS-Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi di L'AquilaCoppito (AQ)Italy
  2. 2.CETEMPS-Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi di L'AquilaCoppito (AQ)Italy
  3. 3.The Pennsylvania State UniversityDepartment of MeteorologyUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHICG-II: TroposphäreJülichGermany
  5. 5.Earth Sciences DirectorateMail Code 900 NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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