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SAFIRE-A: an airborne far infra-red limb sounder

Dickinson, Paul H., Carli, Bruno, Ade, Peter A. R., Nolt, Ira G., Leotin, Jean and Carlotti, Massimo 1995. SAFIRE-A: an airborne far infra-red limb sounder. Presented at: Global Process Monitoring and Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice, Paris, France, 25 - 28 September 1995. Published in: Deering, Donald W. and Gudmandsen, Preben eds. Global process monitoring and remote sensing of the ocean and sea ice : 25,28 September 1995, Paris, France. Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering , vol. 2586. Bellingham WA: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 214-224. 10.1117/12.228626

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Abstract

The design and scientific objectives of the SAFIRE-A (spectroscopy of the atmosphere using far infra-red emissions-airborne) instrument are described. The instrument exploits technical developments achieved during the development of the SAFIRE concept for space. These include an interferometer of compact design with spectral resolution 0.004 cm-1, and narrow-band filters (2 cm-1 wide) to reduce photon noise. The instrument is capable of detecting ozone and trace gases that affect ozone depletion, for example OH, HO2, H2O2, HOCl, HCl, ClO, HF, HBr, and also H2O. The measurements include column content above the aircraft (above 20 km) and height resolved abundances at lower altitudes. The first flight is scheduled for July 1996.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth's atmosphere ; Equipment and services ; Gases ; Hafnium; Interferometers ; Ozone ; Photons ; Spectral resolution ; Spectroscopy
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISBN: 0819419508
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74884

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