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SCISAT-1: Retrieval algorithms, ACE-FTS testing and the ACE database

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JournalSECOND INTERNATION CONFERENCE ON IMAGE AND GRAPHICS, PTS 1 AND 2
DatePublished - 2003
Volume5151
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)173-183
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The SCISAT-1 mission, also known as the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE), is a Canadian satellite mission to investigate the chemical and dynamical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the stratosphere and upper troposphere. The satellite is scheduled to launch in August 2003, carrying two main instruments: a high-resolution infrared Fourier transform spectrometer (ACE-FTS) and a dual grating UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer known as MAESTRO (Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation) both operating primarily in solar occultation mode. Aspects of the mission pertaining to work done by ACE science team members from the University of Waterloo will be described, such as: the ACE-FTS forward model for retrieval of temperature, pressure and VMR profiles; ACE-FTS instrument testing and results; and the ACE Database along with data storage and processing hardware.

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  • atmospheric remote sensing, Fourier transform spectroscopy, retrieval algorithms, instrument testing

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