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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2009
  • pp: 6716–6733

Thermal and near infrared sensor for carbon observation Fourier-transform spectrometer on the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite for greenhouse gases monitoring

Akihiko Kuze, Hiroshi Suto, Masakatsu Nakajima, and Takashi Hamazaki  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 35, pp. 6716-6733 (2009)

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The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) monitors carbon dioxide ( CO 2 ) and methane ( CH 4 ) globally from space using two instruments. The Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation Fourier-Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) detects gas absorption spectra of the solar short wave infrared (SWIR) reflected on the Earth’s surface as well as of the thermal infrared radiated from the ground and the atmosphere. TANSO-FTS is capable of detecting three narrow bands (0.76, 1.6, and 2.0 μm ) and a wide band ( 5.5 14.3 μm ) with 0.2 cm 1 spectral resolution (interval). The TANSO Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI) is an ultraviolet (UV), visible, near infrared, and SWIR radiometer designed to detect cloud and aerosol interference and to provide the data for their correction. GOSAT is placed in a sun-synchronous orbit 666 km at 13:00 local time, with an inclination angle of 98 ° . A brief overview of the GOSAT project, scientific requirements, instrument designs, hardware performance, on-orbit operation, and data processing is provided.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2009
Published: December 2, 2009

Akihiko Kuze, Hiroshi Suto, Masakatsu Nakajima, and Takashi Hamazaki, "Thermal and near infrared sensor for carbon observation Fourier-transform spectrometer on the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite for greenhouse gases monitoring," Appl. Opt. 48, 6716-6733 (2009)

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