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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1989
  • pp: 2104–2110

Feasibility of determining the vertical profile of carbon monoxide from a space platform

Henry G. Reichle, Jr., H. Andrew Wallio, and Barbara B. Gormsen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2104-2110 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.002104


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Abstract

The results of a feasibility study conducted to determine the possibility of passively measuring the vertical profile of carbon monoxide in the troposphere on a global basis are presented. The instrument considered is a nadir-viewing gas correlation filter radiometer (GCFR). The basic instrument concept and radiative transfer equations are presented. The calculated signal functions, signal levels, sensitivity, and system noise levels of a spaceborne GCFR instrument are presented and discussed. It is concluded that a three- or four-level measurement of the atmospheric carbon monoxide mixing ratio in the troposphere is possible with this type of instrument.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 1988
Published: June 1, 1989

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Henry G. Reichle, H. Andrew Wallio, and Barbara B. Gormsen, "Feasibility of determining the vertical profile of carbon monoxide from a space platform," Appl. Opt. 28, 2104-2110 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-11-2104


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