Monitoring of the middle atmosphere: Grille spectrometer experiment results on board SPACELAB 1 and scientific program of ATLAS 1 mission
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Measurements of atmospheric trace gases have been performed during the first Spacelab mission on board the Space Shuttle. The principle of the observations is infrared absorption spectroscopy using the solar occultation technique. Infrared absorption spectra of NO, CO, CO2, NO2, N20, CH4 and H2O have been recorded using the Grille spectrometer developped by ONERA and IASB. From the observed spectra, vertical profiles for these molecules have been derived. The present paper summarizes the main results and compares them with computed vertical profiles from a zonally averaged model of the middle atmosphere. The scientific objectives of the second mission, Atlas 1, planned for 1990 are also presented.
CitationPapineau, N.; Camy-Peyret, C.; Ackerman, M. (1989). Monitoring of the middle atmosphere: Grille spectrometer experiment results on board SPACELAB 1 and scientific program of ATLAS 1 mission. , Proceedings of SPIE 1129: Advanced Optical Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface from Space, Vol. 1129, 25-29, DOI: 10.1117/12.961483.