C. D. Boone, et al.
Retrievals for the atmospheric chemistry experiment Fourier-transform spectrometer
Applied Optics, 44(33), 7218-7231, 2005; doi: 10.1364/AO.44.007218
v2.2 Temperature Atmospheric composition Remote sensing sensors Spectroscopy infrared


SCISAT-1, also known as the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment, is a satellite mission for remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere, launched on 12 August 2003. The primary instrument on the satellite is a 0.02 cm\textminus1 resolution Fourier-transform spectrometer operating in the mid-IR (750--4400 cm\textminus1). We describe the approach developed for the retrieval of atmospheric temperature and pressure from the troposphere to the lower thermosphere as well as the strategy for the retrievals of volume-mixing ratio profiles of atmospheric species.


  author = "C. D. Boone and R. Nassar and K. A. Walker and Y. Rochon and S. D. McLeod and C. P. Rinsland and P. F. Bernath",
  title = "Retrievals for the atmospheric chemistry experiment Fourier-transform spectrometer",
  year = 2005,
  journal = "Applied Optics",
  publisher = "OSA",
  volume = 44,
  number = 33,
  pages = "7218-7231",
  month = "Nov",
  keywords = "v2.2 Temperature, Atmospheric composition, Remote sensing, sensors, Spectroscopy, infrared",
  doi = "10.1364/AO.44.007218",
  url = ""
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