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THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications

Hargrave, Peter, Withington, Stafford, Buehler, Stefan. A., Kluft, Lukas, Flatman, Paul and Dongre, Prateek Kumar 2017. THz spectroscopy of the atmosphere for climatology and meteorology applications. Presented at: Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X, Anaheim, California, United States, 9th April 2017. Published in: Druy, Mark A., Crocombe, Richard A., Barnett, Steven M. and Profeta, Luisa T. eds. SPIE Proceedings: Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X. , vol. 102101. Proceedings of SPIE, 10.1117/12.2263626

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Abstract

We present a new satellite-based instrument concept that will enable global measurements of atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles with unprecedented resolution and accuracy, compared to currently planned missions. It will also provide global measurements of essential climate variables related to ice clouds that will better constrain global climate models. The instrument is enabled by the use of superconducting detectors coupled to superconducting filterbank spectrometers, operating between 50GHz and 850 GHz. We present the science drivers, the current instrument concept and status, and predicted performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: hyperspectral, microwave, temperature, humidity, sounder, superconducting, transition edge sensor, kinetic inductance detector
Additional Information: Copyright 2017 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.
Publisher: Proceedings of SPIE
ISBN: 9781510609211
ISSN: 0277-786X
Funders: STFC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 18 May 2017
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 06:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/101934

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