Forward-model considerations and precision estimates for the retrieval of atmospheric profiles for GOME

D. Diebel, Robert J. Spurr, John P. Burrows, V. Rozanov, Yuri M. Timofeyev

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Abstract

The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) is a diode array spectrometer that will make remote sensing global measurements of atmospheric constituents from the ERS-2 satellite due for launch in October 1994. Retrieval of atmospheric profiles from radiance measurements by GOME requires an accurate radiative transfer model of the atmosphere under nadir viewing conditions. The main inputs to such a forward model are the viewing geometry parameters, an appropriate choice of model atmospheric profiles, and an accurate spectral data base for the retrievable quantities over the GOME range (240 - 790 nm). In this work, we discuss aspects of the forward model for GOME, and present some studies of theoretical precisions for retrieved parameters, based on a plane-parallel nadir viewing radiative transfer model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Pages573-584
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819408808
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
EventOptical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry - Berlin, Ger
Duration: 22 Jun 199224 Jun 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1715
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry
CityBerlin, Ger
Period22/06/9224/06/92

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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