The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) MIPAS is a Fourier transform spectrometer for the detection of limb emission spectra in the middle and upper atmosphere. It observes a wide spectral interval throughout the mid infrared with high spectral resolution. Operating in a wavelength range from 4.15 microns to 14.6 microns, MIPAS detects and spectrally resolves a large number of emission features of atmospheric minor constituents playing a major role in atmospheric chemistry. Due to its spectral resolution capabilities and low-noise performance, the detected features can be spectroscopically identified and used as input to suitable algorithms for extracting atmospheric concentration profiles of a number of target species.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Temperature
Radiometric precision: 685-970cm-1: 1%, 2410 cm-1: 3%
Vertical resolution: 3km, vertical scan range 5-150km, Horizontal:3km x 30km, Spectral resolution: 0.035 lines/cm
3 x 30 km
MWIR-TIR: between 4.15 and 14.6µm
Atmosphere ( Ozone , Climate Change/Kyoto , Chemistry , Radiation/Temperature )
Latest Mission Operations News
The Level 1b re-processing of the full MIPAS mission (from 01/07/2002 up to 08/04/2012, including both Full Resolution and Optimized Resolution mission phases) has been completed with the ESA processor IPF version 7.11. The re-processed MIP_NL__1P data has now been released to the user community and made available online for direct download via the ESA centralised dissemination service (DissHarm).
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