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Sounding The Troposphere From Space: A New Era For Global Atmospheric Chemistry

  • A. Kokhanovsky
  • J. P. Burrows
  • H. Bovensmann
  • M. Buchwitz
  • A. LadstÄtter-Weibenmayer
  • S. NoËl
  • A. Richter
  • V. Rozanov
  • W. Von Hoyningen-Huene
  • M. Weber
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The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the state-of-art in the field of retrieval of total vertical columns of trace gases from spaceborne observations. Most retrievals presented in the paper are based on the hyperspectral measurements of the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) and the SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY). Both GOME and SCIMACHY are currently orbiting the planet and providing a wealth of information on the Earth's atmosphere. In particular, the retrieval of vertical columns of following trace gases are discussed: CO, CO2, CH4, O3, NO2, SO2, and H2O. In addition, the technique to retrieve the particulate matter concentration using satellite measurements is described.

Keywords

Atmospheric chemistry vertical columns of trace gases ozone methane nitrous oxide sulfuric dioxide carbon dioxide water vapor atmospheric aerosol pollution satellite remote sensing radiative transfer light scattering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kokhanovsky
    • 1
  • J. P. Burrows
    • 1
  • H. Bovensmann
    • 1
  • M. Buchwitz
    • 1
  • A. LadstÄtter-Weibenmayer
    • 1
  • S. NoËl
    • 1
  • A. Richter
    • 1
  • V. Rozanov
    • 1
  • W. Von Hoyningen-Huene
    • 1
  • M. Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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