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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3909–3919

Interferometer for ground-based observations of emitted spectral radiance from the troposphere: evaluation and retrieval performance

Carmine Serio, Francesco Esposito, Guido Masiello, Giulia Pavese, Maria R. Calvello, Giuseppe Grieco, Vincenzo Cuomo, Henry L. Buijs, and Claude B. Roy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 21, pp. 3909-3919 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.003909


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Abstract

We evaluate the spectral quality, radiometric noise, and retrieval performance of a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, which has been developed for recording spectrally resolved observations in a region of the spectrum which is important both for the science of Earth’s climate and applications, such as the remote sensing of temperature and atmospheric gas species. This spectral region extends from 100 to 1600 cm 1 and encompasses the two fundamental, rotation and vibration, absorption bands of water vapor. The instrument is a customized version of a Bomem AERI (Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer) spectrometer, whose spectral coverage has been extended in the far infrared with the use of uncooled pyroelectric detectors. Retrieval examples for water vapor and temperature profiles are shown, which also allow us to intercompare the retrieval performance of both H 2 O vibration and rotation bands.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2008
Published: July 17, 2008

Citation
Carmine Serio, Francesco Esposito, Guido Masiello, Giulia Pavese, Maria R. Calvello, Giuseppe Grieco, Vincenzo Cuomo, Henry L. Buijs, and Claude B. Roy, "Interferometer for ground-based observations of emitted spectral radiance from the troposphere: evaluation and retrieval performance," Appl. Opt. 47, 3909-3919 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-21-3909


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