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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2001
  • pp: 941–948

Remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere by the spaceborne Occultation Radiometer, ORA: final inversion algorithm

Didier Fussen, Filip Vanhellemont, and Christine Bingen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 6, pp. 941-948 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.000941


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Abstract

We describe the final inversion algorithm developed to process solar occultation data measured in 1992–1993 by the Occultation Radiometer (ORA) spaceborne experiment. First we develop a new method to improve the ORA total extinction altitude profiles retrieved with the previously described Natural Orthogonal Polynomial Expansion (NOPE) method. Using these improved profiles, we perform spectral inversion and obtain altitude density profiles for O3 and NO2 and extinction profiles for the aerosols. Validation of number density profiles between the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II) and the ORA shows satisfactory agreement.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(010.4950) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ozone
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2000
Published: February 20, 2001

Citation
Didier Fussen, Filip Vanhellemont, and Christine Bingen, "Remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere by the spaceborne Occultation Radiometer, ORA: final inversion algorithm," Appl. Opt. 40, 941-948 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-6-941

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