This data product covers the geo-located, spectrally and radiometrically calibrated limb emission spectra in the 685-2410 cm-1 wave number range. It comprises 5 bands: 685-980 cm-1, 1010-1180 cm-1, 1205-1510 cm-1, 1560-1760 cm-1, 1810-2410 cm-1 and covers the following spatial ranges:
Tangent height range: 5 to 170 km
Pointing range: (azimuth pointing range relative to satellite velocity vector): 160 deg - 195 deg (rearward anti-flight direction); 80 deg - 110 deg (sideward anti-Sun direction)
The instantaneous field of view (IFOV) is 0.05230 (elevation) x 0.5230 (azimuth) deg. The length of measurement cell for an individual height step is approximately 300-500 km (dependent on tangent height and optical properties of the atmosphere). The spectral resolution spans from 0.030 to 0.035 cm-1, with a radiometric sensitivity of 4.2 to 50 nW / cm-1 / sr / cm2.
The resolution range of the dataset is: 3 km (vertical) x 30 km (horizontal) at the tangent point.
Please consult the Product Quality Readme file for MIPAS Level 1b IPF 8.03 before using the data.