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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2007
  • pp: 4341–4356

The ACE-MAESTRO instrument on SCISAT: description, performance, and preliminary results

C. Thomas McElroy, Caroline R. Nowlan, James R. Drummond, Peter F. Bernath, David V. Barton, Denis G. Dufour, Clive Midwinter, Robert B. Hall, Akira Ogyu, Aaron Ullberg, David I. Wardle, Jay Kar, Jason Zou, Florian Nichitiu, Chris D. Boone, Kaley A. Walker, and Neil Rowlands  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 20, pp. 4341-4356 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.004341


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Abstract

The Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation (MAESTRO) instrument on the SCISAT satellite is a simple, compact spectrophotometer for the measurement of atmospheric extinction, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and other trace gases in the stratosphere and upper troposphere as part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) mission. We provide an overview of the instrument from requirements to realization, including optical design, prelaunch and on-orbit performance, and a preliminary examination of retrievals of ozone and NO 2 .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(010.4950) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ozone

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and ocean optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

Citation
C. Thomas McElroy, Caroline R. Nowlan, James R. Drummond, Peter F. Bernath, David V. Barton, Denis G. Dufour, Clive Midwinter, Robert B. Hall, Akira Ogyu, Aaron Ullberg, David I. Wardle, Jay Kar, Jason Zou, Florian Nichitiu, Chris D. Boone, Kaley A. Walker, and Neil Rowlands, "The ACE-MAESTRO instrument on SCISAT: description, performance, and preliminary results," Appl. Opt. 46, 4341-4356 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-20-4341


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