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SCIAMACHY’s View of the Polar Atmosphere

Open-File Report 2007-1047-SRP-011

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DOI: 10.3133/ofr20071047SRP011

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Abstract

The instrument SCIAMACHY onboard the European ENVISAT mission provides unique capabilities for deriving atmospheric geophysical parameters. Since its launch in early 2002 it has operated successfully in orbit. Due to ENVISAT’s high inclination orbit the polar regions are monitored continuously. We report here results about the status of the polar atmosphere in the past 5 years with special emphasis on the southern hemisphere. This part of the atmosphere is considered to be highly sensitive to anthropogenic impacts on the Earth system and thus to climate change. The acquired data permit retrieving information on the Earth’s atmosphere from troposphere up to the mesosphere

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
SCIAMACHY’s View of the Polar Atmosphere
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2007-1047-SRP-011
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20071047SRP011
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World--Online Proceedings for the Tenth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.--August 26 to September 1, 2007
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